We have some amazing wildlife in Florida that can be viewed at our beaches, state parks, marshes, swamps, and often in our own backyards. Without further ado, here are 15 more amazing photos that document Florida’s beautiful and primal wildlife.
1. Manatee Stares Into Your Soul
There's something peaceful and surreal about this photograph.
2. Baby Gator Hitching A Ride On Mama
These two gators in the Everglades are almost cute...almost.
3. Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
If you live in Florida you're probably familiar with these giant pests that hop extremely high and are notoriously hard to get rid of. This photo was taken on Captiva Island.
4. Soaring Bald Eagle
Yes, you can see our majestic national bird right here in Florida. This Bald Eagle is taking flight in Punta Gorda, FL.
5. Pelican at Sunset
This amazing shot was taken in Captiva, FL.
6. Florida Box Turtle
Turtles are everywhere in Florida, both in the wild and sometimes kept as pets. I saved one that was dead set on walking onto the road just the other day (I didn't take him home though.) The photographer didn't specify, but I believe this is a box turtle. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
7. Florida Panther
This regal big cat was spotted at Flamingo Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Tiny Crab
The photographer said he found this Stone Crab crawling on a quahog shell in New Pass, Sarasota, FL. I never thought I'd call a crab cute, but this one definitely fits the bill.
9. Osprey Grabbing Some Seafood
Ponce Inlet, Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
10. Mother and Calf Right Whale
This awesome aerial view was shot off South Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
11. Alligator Eye
Staring contest, anyone?
12. White-Tailed Deer
These creatures are very common in Florida; sometimes too common.
13. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Taken in the Miramar Wetlands.
14. Laughing Gator
This happy guy was photographed at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwest Florida.
15. Peeping Frog
Treefrogs are fairly common in Florida, I remember searching for tiny ones as a kid.
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