Marly and I just got back from a quick trip to the Bradenton, Florida area. We joined friends for a lot of tennis and good company, but of course I was also hoping to do some photography. We didn’t get to do much in the way of pictures, but I did manage to snap a few shots on some early morning walks in the neighborhood.
It’s hard to go to Florida and not see numerous Great Egrets, and this trip was no exception.
While walking across a footbridge I happened to spot this Black-crowned Night-Heron through the branches. I never got a clear shot but wanted to capture him any way just for identification.
Later on the walk we were thrilled to see a large Osprey perched on a dead tree. Unfortunately it was too far away for a decent shot, but we enjoyed seeing it just the same.
This Little Blue Heron was chowing down on some breakfast and seemed unfazed by our presence.
I was hoping Marly would get to glimpse an alligator while we were there, so this was a welcome sight:
Florida is depressingly over-developed, but the wildlife is still abundant and easy to find. I’m looking forward to our next trip which will hopefully be more photography-centric!