Florida’s Everglades is vast, is flat. And as Marjory Stoneman Douglas said, “A River of Grass.” The views panoramic.
The landscapes are as much about what is above the horizon as below it. The clouds, the thunderstorms glide over the saw grass and cypress trees. The scene is slowly but steadily on the move.
I have spent some time in the past photographing the Everglades and always yearn to spend more time exploring there.
The vastness of the Everglades is no guarantee of its survival. Agricultural runoff in the form of fertilizers and pesticides inundate it from the north and saltwater is beginning to infiltrate its southern side because of rising sea levels.
The Everglades is a test. If we pass it, we may get to keep the planet.