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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 | Jul 23, 2018 | Birds, Florida, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeThe roseate spoonbill is a beautifully plumed wading bird with a long bill shaped like a spatula. They were almost driven to extinction by plume hunters at the turn of the century. Still rare, but recovering, they can be seen wading in coastal areas. MORE PHOTOS OF...
by Rich Leighton | Oct 16, 2014 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, TravelA quick post for today, and a trio of brand new photos of some of North America’s most beautiful coastal birds. Click on any image to enlarge. A roseate spoonbill wades through a salty mangrove marsh on Sanibel Island, Florida on a late winter morning in search...
by Rich Leighton | May 26, 2011 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, TravelAnyone who has ever tried to walk through mangroves tracking a roseate spoonbill – never mind with a backpack full of photography gear and holding a camera – knows that it is not easy. Twisted above-ground roots and protruding rhizomes make any travel slightly faster...
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Images of my home state of Florida. Master naturalist/professional photographer. See my images in National Parks & Wildlife Refuges across the Sunshine State.
Florida Nature Facts #145 – Drone Flies https://is.gd/GOyw0T
Black-crowned Night Heron https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Night-Herons/G0000zdMgtcJ3nAA/I0000Qo_GERoPnfg/C0000sYUMlBCTCrU
Little Blue Heron https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Herons/G0000a06HGlwsviY/I0000dMRqMZ7urTU/C0000sYUMlBCTCrU
Deep Forest Creek https://www.floridanaturephotography.com/deep-forest-creek/
White-topped Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla) https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Pitcher-Plants/G00002rd25eTkQLk/I0000X3lyFDZU5tQ/C0000tlh.kpCs1gk