I’ve wanted to capture alligators for a long long time.
Not alligators residing at a zoo!
But alligators residing at an alligator resort, aka out in the wild.
I know there are alligators in Florida, but as many times as I’ve been there, I have never seen them in the wild. So when Don suggested I visit The Wetlands in Christmas,Florida, I jumped at the suggestion.
A forty four minute drive from Sanford Airport, lands one in The Wetlands Park. This park is made up of 1,650 acres of hardwood hammocks, marshes and scenic lakes.
"This large wetlands treatment facility uses aquatic plants to polish already treated wastewater before discharging it into the St. Johns River. This process prevents algae blooms in the St. Johns and provides a fertile habitat for all kinds of wildlife!" (source)
The park provides hiking trails, with opportunities for observing wildlife without causing disturbances. Hiking is, for the most part, on raised, exposed dikes. Our trek lasted approximately four miles giving me ample opportunity to take tons of photographs.
For the next couple of posts you will see tons of birds and of course.............
I really need to learn how to shoot flying birds. I don't seem to be able to focus and not shake while tracking flying birds. I know someone is going to say I need a tripod, but we all know tripods are such a hassle when you are traveling.
Drum roll please.......