If one picture is worth a 1,000 words. This must be at minimum 2,000 words.
I was sitting, reclining actually all bundled up and gloved for Winter on a swamp buggy at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp I was looking all around us, as well as overhead at the Cypress trees, the alligator flags and into that icy blue sky scanning for photo targets; gators, butterflies.. small things when out of somewhere he flew up and over us. What a magical moment of surprise….. Look how the sunlight streams through his feathers….. Looking at the photos and re-visiting the moment I can feel him flying even now…
This is my image submission for the Word Press Photo Challenge of: Free Spirit.
I love being out in nature, and I mean IN nature.. especially in the wetlands of our SW Florida swamps. The peacefulness and variety of wildlife and plant life is amazing. Numerous things abound to pique the senses at every sloggy turn. Of course you’re soaking wet, maybe even up to your waist – careful, watch out for that fallen log you have to find a way to go over or under or that hole! – but that’s what your stick is for, probing ahead of your strides… but…. the water is clear, cool and clean… I call it “refreshing” on a hot Spring day in South West Florida. No, the water in the Swamp is not stagnant, it’s flowing along and you’re following it around the next turn and in my case, hoping I don’t fall down (I tend to have problems with gravity.) I feel best when I am out of doors, hiking a trail or wading in water with my camera and walking stick.