When I was a little girl, my biggest dream was to make nature film for television. My girlfriends wanted to become ballet dancers, fashion designers or actresses. Whereas I stubbornly kept repeating that when I grow up, I will travel around the world and film animals. Life went a little differently, and my love for psychology was bigger, but I still have a passion for nature photography. Nowadays, I’m developing it as much as I can during my travels.
This year was my second approach to the Everglades National Park on Florida, because last year many parts were destroyed due to hurricane Philippe. The south part I had a chance to see was a disaster and many species haven’t survived.
This year was kind again, and now on February, in the dry season, so many birds and alligators are visible to humans. It’s a perfect time of the year to visit Everglades and watch them closer (of course not too much – minimum of 3 meters in case of alligators).
Did you know that there are over 200,000 of gators in Everglades?! And over 1.5 mln in the state of Florida! Enough talking, have a look on my mini gallery :)
Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk
Everglades – practical tips
Shark Valley Entrance: 30USD for the car (in this part I saw many alligators)
You can also rent a bike here (which I highly recommend) – the cost is 9 USD per hour
After leaving, take the two walking routes: Kirby Storter boardwalk and the amazing Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Along the route 41, visit the photo gallery of the local artist: Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery – amazing photos of the Everglades
For lunch, I recommend Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe, where you can eat the famous crab sandwiches and alligator salad. Additional attraction is a great decor of restaurant’s interior, like from motorcycle movies (PS necessarily see a men’s restroom – so worthy!).