The Everglades and Mangrove islands of the Gulf offer unique opportunities to capture the diversity and natural beauty of the landscapes and wildlife of South Florida. The marine life of the Gulf is fascinating. I love to capture the scenery of the Everglades and to take Alligator pictures and real Dolphin pictures (as opposed to Dolphins in captivity). In the Florida: Wildlife gallery you will see some of my favorites: Real Dolphin pictures and Alligator pictures. In the Big Cypress and Fakahatchee Strand preserves, alligators and wading birds hunt for food side by side. I often hike to a water hole “owned” by a large female alligator that raises her babies and juveniles in that hole and fiercely defends her territory, not allowing adult male alligators to even come close. It is rare to take a boat or kayak ride in the Gulf of Mexico without encountering Dolphins in their habitat: Feeding or frolicking they are splendid animals, astonishing in their strength, speed and intelligence. You will see my real Dolphin pictures in this gallery.
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