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Bald Eagle at Palm Beach Zoo

In 2015, I got “up close and personal” with some distinctive (and simply awesome) animals. I wrote about and shared a few of my adventures. And I spent some quality time with my family while I was at it.

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Anhinga at Green Cay Wetlands

Income taxes are due, a pool leak needs to be found, our day jobs are about as crazy as they can get, and there’s a shelving project waiting for us in the garage. But we put it all on the backburner to go on a hunt. A photography hunt, that is. Armed with our trusty 70-200mm and 300mm lens combo, we set out in search of Florida’s most elusive birds—the shy, feathered friends we rarely get to see.

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Alligator Swimming at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

On our second visit to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, our plan was simple: photograph as many birds as possible. And it was a great plan…until we arrived at the park and person after person greeted us with, “You won’t believe the gators!”

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Ibis and Wood Storks at Green Cay Wetlands

The myth of a twelve-foot gator is what brought us back to Green Cay Wetlands, a 100-acre county park just a few miles south of us in Boynton Beach, Florida. But the birds are what kept us there for an entire afternoon.

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Blue Tilapia at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

A few years back, we discovered Florida’s wetlands. They make for a nice hike, some outdoor time together, and some great visual stimulation. Adding the Cannon 7D to the mix was a perfect fit: it’s a way to share as much as we can with fellow adventurers … and it provides some motivation to get out there and shoot while we’re at it. ;-)

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