Creepy August 22, 2017
17 Staggeringly Beautiful Snapshots Of A Little Place Called Florida
Around here, we think Florida is the most beautiful state in the country. If you need a little convincing, though, that’s okay. Here are 17 jaw-dropping shots from Florida photographers that will erase any doubts you might have had. Check them out, and be sure to submit your own beautiful shots of Florida to our Facebook page.
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1. Hollywood Beach Sunrise
If you ask us, Florida is home to the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the world.
2. Sunrise at Castillo de San Marcos
This fort is one of St. Augustine's most iconic landmarks. If you get a chance to visit St. Augustine, you should definitely check it out.
3. Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve
The Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland is comprised of more than 1,200 acres of wild Florida landscape. It's a great place for nature photographers to catch gators on film.
4. Indian River, Titusville
This shot of the Indian River captured in Titusville is just so serene and peaceful. I feel more relaxed just looking at it.
5. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples
Another great place to get in touch with the real Florida is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples. This cloudy sunrise shows off some of Florida's natural green landscape.
6. Venice Rookery
I absolutely love this shot of the Venice Area Audubon Rookery. Not only is this the perfect place for birdwatching, this scenery itself is gorgeous.
Some people think that you can't have real scenery without mountains, but there's something to be said for standing in a field with nothing but the open sky as far as you can see.
8. Palm Beach Sunrise
This shot of a sunrise on Palm Beach is so amazing, it almost looks like it's in 3-D. I have no idea how the photographer did it, but I can't stop looking at it.
9. Park Central Hotel, South Beach
It's not just nature that catches your eye here. Florida has some great architecture, too, like Miami's famous Art Deco Historic District.
10. Caspersen Beach Sunset
Everybody knows Florida has the best beaches, but a lot of people don't realize we have rocky beaches like this. How pretty!
11. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
How cool is this photo of the stairs inside the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse? If you get a chance to, you should try climbing to the top.
12. Sunrise in St Augustine
The clouds in this shot just seem to go on forever. There's a surprising amount of beauty to be found in the swamps and marshes of our state.
13. LEGOLAND, Winter Haven
Some of you probably remember this scenery from a classic Florida attraction, Cypress Gardens. This land has since been bought by LEGOLAND, but they kept some of the truly stunning elements of the park intact.
14. Sanibel Island
Even stormy weather can be beautiful, and Florida has plenty of proof of that (like this stormy shot of clouds gathering over Sanibel Island).
15. St. George Island
This island in Northwest Florida has strict rules to keep development to a minimum and preserve one of Florida's most beautiful stretches of beach.
There's just something captivating about this infrared shot of Orlando. Maybe this is what Florida would look like covered in snow?
17. Pier 60, Clearwater Beach
Gathering with friends and loved ones to watch the sun sink into the horizon will always be one of our favorite pastimes.
What do you think? Which ones were your favorites? Don’t forget to send us your photos!