It’s Not Just for the Birds

It’s Not Just for the Birds

Myakka River

Fall is in the air here in Southwest Florida. Now don’t laugh, but temperatures have fallen to around 80 and the humidity is noticeably lower. Quite an improvement from the mid 90 temperatures a week ago. No fall colors here. But no winter either. Fall will linger until early February when our spring begins.

Myakka River

Myakka River

Myakka River

Myakka River

Myakka River

Myakka River

Perfect weather to grab the camera and spend a day outdoors. Myakka River State Park is my destination. While nesting season for the wading birds hasn’t begun yet there were a variety of species working the shallows and mud flats. The usual egrets and herons, and whistling ducks as wells a limpkins and roseate spoonbills.

Myakka River

Myakka River

And of course the ubiquitous alligators.

Myakka River

Myakka River

I even had a brief encounter with a six-point buck. And a squirrel. πŸ˜‰

Myakka River

Myakka River

And it’s not just about the wildlife.

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Look closely and you’ll see an alligator in the center foreground.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. What wonderful wildlife captures, Ron. I love your surprise capture of the six-point buck. It’s the perfect physical manifestation of the “deer in the headlights” phrase. The alligators and birds are great too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Cathy. I expected to see deer but the 6 point buck was a surprise. What are you up to these days?

      1. You’re welcome, Ron. These days, I’m back in Virginia after spending four months teaching at a university in Japan (came home in early August) and then two weeks in Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. It looks like I’ll be home for the foreseeable future. πŸ™‚

  2. I still have not been there, hopefully I can plan a trip this fall or winter. Beautiful photos!

    1. My first time. Well worth it, especially as nesting season gets underway. Let’s plan a day.

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