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We mammals have come a long way since the time of the dinosaurs. Since those times, we’ve conquered the land, sea and air. Florida has at least 99 species of mammals living, breeding and thriving today.
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by Rich Leighton | Dec 17, 2019 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Landscape, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeThe Fakahatchee Strand in Southwest Florida is famous for its variety of wild native orchids – particularly the ghost orchid, as well as its rare ferns and bromeliads. Part of the Northern Florida Everglades system, it has an extremely diverse eco system with...
by Rich Leighton | May 9, 2019 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Landscape, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeMangroves have the potential to reduce wave and wind energy by 50%-75%. MORE PHOTOS OF LANDSCAPES MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series about interesting facts about the flora, fauna and places that make Florida so amazing. Posts include nature...
by Rich Leighton | Feb 3, 2019 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Landscape, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature PhotographyEstuaries are the bridges to land and sea, and it’s here where life is most abundant. Twice a day these shallow water experience a change in salinity due to changing tides, and this attracts about 20 times the amount of biological mass than the open ocean...
by Rich Leighton | Sep 21, 2018 | Florida, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Landscape, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, TreesSound fades in forests, making trees a popular natural noise barrier. The muffling effect is largely due to rustling leaves — plus other woodland white noise, like bird songs — and just a few well-placed trees can cut background sound by 5 to 10 decibels, or about 50...
by Rich Leighton | May 17, 2011 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Landscape, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, Photography Tips, TravelSometimes we photographers slip up and don’t find the very best spot to get our best sunset shot. Sometimes it’s a new area and location or we don’t know the lay of the land, sometimes we get distracted shooting other subjects and get so absorbed in what we are doing...
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