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Biscayne National Park

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Biscayne National Park, just southwest west of Miami, is mostly an underwater wilderness, preserving the northermost coral reef in North America, and the only one in the continental United States.

These reefs, which are still growing in the offshore Atlantic waters, are built by colonies of tiny polyps which cooperate with microscopic algae living in their tissue to secrete limestone which forms fantastic shapes such as antlers, fans, or brains. Starting on any underwater rock, the mass of dead coral adds up height, until they surface to make up islands, called here the Keys.

The Keys act as tropical barrier islands which shield the Biscayne Bay from beeing battered by ocean waves. Their sheltered side by the Bay, as well as the narrow band of coastal shoreline are lined by the longest mangrove shoreline on the East coast. The mangroves, with their impenetrable prop root system, anchor the shoreline, filter the water, and serve as a shelter for many of the fish species who venture into the marine nursery of the shallow Bay water.

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Sun rises over the Atlantic ocean. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrise framed by tree, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Small islands in Biscayne Bay near Convoy Point, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sand bars, light and clouds, Atlantic Ocean. Biscayne National Park ( color) Clouds reflected in water, Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of mainland coast near Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of reef, Elliott Key, and Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of reef and shoreline. Biscayne National Park ( color) Underwater sea grass and fallen mangrove leaves. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of baitfish fleeing predator fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) Brain coral and fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) Yellow snappers under an overhang. Biscayne National Park ( color) Yellow snappers and soft coral. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrays and silverside fish school in mangrove forest. Biscayne National Park ( color) Large angelfish and mangrove roots. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove root system shelters fish, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. Biscayne National Park ( color) Tall mangrove tree and channel, Swan Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Narrow channel lined with mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove islet, Linderman Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangroves and Atlantic Ocean, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Lighthouse, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Saltwarts plants on outer coast, morning, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Tree on Atlantic Ocean shore. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Mangrove shoreline on Elliott Key near the harbor, afternoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Small mangrove shrubs, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove shore of Elliott Key, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coastal wetland community of mangroves at dusk, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunset on Biscaye Bay from Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Elliott Key harbor, dusk. Biscayne National Park ( color) View over Florida Bay through mangrove branches at sunset. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Mangrove tree branches at night, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Palm trees and moon, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrise with dark clouds over coastal lagoon. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Stormy sunrise over Biscayne Bay from Bayfront Park. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrays and clouds at sunrise, Bayfront. Biscayne National Park ( color) Rocks and Biscayne Bay reflections. Biscayne National Park ( color) Cumulonimbus clouds, and mangrove-covered islets, Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove islet, Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Bird amongst mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Stream lined up with mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Boardwalk and mangroves, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Boardwalk and Biscayne Bay, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) interpretive sign, Miami in the distance. Biscayne National Park ( color) Trail, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Biscayne National Park ( color) Biscayne Bay, visitor center window reflexion. Biscayne National Park ( color) Close-up of coral rock. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coral rock used as pavement, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Beached seagrass, mangrove leaves, and gravel. Biscayne National Park ( color) Fallen mangrove leaves, beached seagrass. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove roots and leaves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Silhouetted mangroves at dusk. Biscayne National Park ( color) Biscayne Bay viewed through mangal at edge of water, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Biscayne Bay viewed through dense mangrove forest, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Biscayne Bay viewed through fringe of mangroves, dusk. Biscayne National Park ( color) Row of mangroves trees at night, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangroves and Biscayne Bay at night, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Biscayne Bay shoreline at night, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Vegetation and lighthouse, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Trees and lighthouse, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Boca Chita Lighthouse, early morning. Biscayne National Park ( color) Lighthouse and cannon, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Ornemental lighthouse and cannon, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Palm tree and lighthouse, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Harbor and lighthouse, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Clould and mangroves, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sands Key across Lewis Cut from Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Honeywell estate interpretive sign, Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrise framed by tree, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Ocean sunrise seen through branches of tree. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Island Altantic shoreline. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Saltwart plant community and tree on Atlantic coast, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Saltwarts  on Atlantic ocean side, morning, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Saltwarts plants and tree on oceanside coast, early morning, Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Shoreline plant detail. Biscayne National Park ( color) Pelican. Biscayne National Park ( color) Saltwart plants close-up. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove (Rhizophora) root system,  Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove shoreline on Florida Bay. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Mangrove coastline. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Eliott Key shoreline with mangroves. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Shoreline and seagrass on Elliott Key near the harbor. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove forest on fringe of Elliott Key, mid-day. Biscayne National Park ( color) Depositional coastal environment with mangrove on Elliott Key, afternoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove trees in shallow water, Elliott Key, afternoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coastal environment with mangroves,  Elliott Key, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Elliott Key shore on Biscayne Bay, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Florida Bay shore at dusk. Biscayne National Park (Panoramic color) Mangal on Elliott Key, sunset. Biscayne National Park ( color) Reef and clouds. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sky and Elkhorn coral reef. Biscayne National Park ( color) Adams Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Storm cloud over ocean. Biscayne National Park ( color) Elliot Key, Caesar Creek, and thunderstorm clouds. Biscayne National Park ( color) Adams Key, Biscayne Bay, and summer clouds. Biscayne National Park ( color) Adams Key, afternoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Barrier island, shallow waters, and afternoon clouds. Biscayne National Park ( color) Cumulonimbus clouds above Elliot Key mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Channel with mangrove islet. Biscayne National Park ( color) Clear water and mangoves, Linderman Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove and clear water, Swan Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove shore, Swan Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Tall mangrove tree, Swan Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove and reflections in glassy water. Biscayne National Park ( color) Shore with mangroves, Swan Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Creek. Biscayne National Park ( color) Narrow creek. Biscayne National Park ( color) Channel. Biscayne National Park ( color) Channel in mangrove forest. Biscayne National Park ( color) Large school of tiny baitfish chased by larger fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of baitfish escaping predators. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of baitfish and nurse shark on sea floor. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coral and blue fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coral. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coral and smallmouth grunts. Biscayne National Park ( color) Smallmouth grunts and coral. Biscayne National Park ( color) Coral and smallmouth grunts. Biscayne National Park ( color) Smallmouth grunts under overhanging rock. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of yellow snappers and rock. Biscayne National Park ( color) Yellow snappers and orange coral. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of snapper fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) School of fish and rock. Biscayne National Park ( color) Tropical Fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) Underwater view of seagrass. Biscayne National Park ( color) Jellyfish and sunrays below mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Over and underwater view of mangroves. Biscayne National Park ( color) Over and underwater view of mangal. Biscayne National Park ( color) Looking up mangrove from under water. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove roots and juvenile fish. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove roots and surface reflections. Biscayne National Park ( color) Looking up school of silverside fish and mangrove branches. Biscayne National Park ( color) Looking up juvenile fish and mangrove from under water. Biscayne National Park ( color) Mangrove root and leaves from under water. Biscayne National Park ( color) Fish swim under mangal. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sunrays and mangrove roots, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Underwater view of roots of mangroves, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Underwater view of fish and mangrove roots, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Fish swim amongst mangroves, Convoy Point. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of mainland mangrove coast. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of mangrove coast in islets. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of seagrass in Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Boca Chita Key and Sands Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Boca Chita Key and Ragged Keys. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Boca Chita Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of reef and Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Biscayne Bay, Elliott Key, and Hawk Channel. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Biscayne Bay and Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of section of Biscayne Bay, Elliott Key, and Margot Fish Shoal. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Ceasar Creek. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Ceasar Creek Bank. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Hurricane Creek. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Hurricane Creek on Old Rhodes Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Adams Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of reef, shoal, coastline, and forest. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of seagrass in Jones Lagoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Mangrove islands in Jones Lagoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Jones Lagoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of Totten Key and Jones Lagoon. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of barrier island keys. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aerial view of whole chain of keys. Biscayne National Park ( color) Women sunning themselves on snorkeling boat. Biscayne National Park ( color) Woman relaxes on snorkeling boat as it enters Caesar Creek. Biscayne National Park ( color) Aboard snorkeling boat. Biscayne National Park ( color) Glass bottom boat. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorklers getting ready on boat. Biscayne National Park ( color) Family preparing for snorkeling. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorkeling boat, snorklers and reef. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorkelers entering water. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorklers and reef. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorkelers over a coral reef. Biscayne National Park ( color) Snorklers. Biscayne National Park ( color) Kayaker relaxing on Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Woman sunning herself on sea kayak parked on shore,  Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Woman reclining in kayak on shallow waters,  Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Camping on Elliott Key. Biscayne National Park ( color) Sailing in Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color) Passengers on front of boat navigating narrow channel. Biscayne National Park ( color) Fisherman holding net. Biscayne National Park ( color) Park visitor looking, standing in glassy Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park ( color)
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Themes: Biscayne Fish, Biscayne National Park Night, Biscayne Underwater

Places: Florida Keys, Florida National Parks