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Everglades National Park

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Shark Valley & Chekika]
[3 : Royal Palm]
[4 : Pinelands & sawgrass]
[5 : Pine Glades Lake]
[6 : Cypress 1]
[7 : Cypress 2]
[8 : In Cypress Domes]
[9 : Paurotis Pond area]
[10 : West Lake area]
[11 : Flamingo Waterways]
[12 : Florida Bay]
[13 : Aerials]
[14 : Birds]
[15 : Alligators]
[16 : Structures]
[17 : People]
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Large Format photos of Everglades National Park · Panoramic photos of Everglades National Park

Everglades national park, located at the southern tip of Florida, was the first national park created specifically to protect not scenery, but one of the most unique and endangered ecosystem, the world largest marshland. Although the water appears at first still, it actually is part of a river, moving 100 feet a day, a few inches to a few feet deep, and 50 miles wide, flowing from Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf of Florida. The cycle of this water, where six dry winter months alternate with six wet summer months, is essential for the survival of the rich and complex web of life of the park, but has been disturbed by development and canals upstream.

Most visitors are justifiably drawn to the dynamic inhabitants of the park, the wading birds and alligators. Nowhere else in North America are the birds that diverse, abundant and easy to observe and photograph. The plant life is no less interesting, in its unique mix of temperate and tropical species. The saw-grass prairie, with its stands of cypress, is progressively replaced by mangroves as the water gets more salty near the Florida Bay. The rock bed beneath the Everglades, only 6000 to 8000 year old, is one of the youngest on the continent, surfacing only since the Ice Age, and nowhere higher than 8 feet. A difference of elevation of just a few feet give rise to small islands called hammocks, which are a whole different world from the wet prairie, and are densely forested with tropical trees such as gunbo limbo and mahogany.

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Slash pines silhouettes at sunrise. Everglades National Park ( color) Sawgrass prairie, pines, and clouds at sunrise, near Mahogany Hammock. Everglades National Park ( color) Sun rises above pine trees and a layer of mist on the ground. Everglades National Park (Panoramic color) Cypress at sunrise, near Pa-hay-okee. Everglades National Park ( color) Cypress and sun rays, sunrise, near Pa-hay-okee. Everglades National Park ( color) Cypress and clouds at sunset. Everglades National Park ( color) Pine trees and rainbow in summer. Everglades National Park ( color) Red Mangroves (scientific name: Rhizophora mangle) at sunrise. Everglades National Park ( color) Eco pond with birds in distant trees, evening. Everglades National Park ( color) Buttonwood Canal and rain clouds. Everglades National Park ( color) Slash pines and saw-palmetttos, remnants of Florida's flatwoods. Everglades National Park ( color) Aerial view of Ten Thousand Islands and Gulf of Mexico. Everglades National Park ( color) Aerial view of dense mangrove coastline and inlets. Everglades National Park ( color) Aerial view of a cypress hole. Everglades National Park ( color) Great white heron amongst pine trees. Everglades National Park ( color) White Ibis. Everglades National Park ( color) Flock of white ibis in flight. Everglades National Park ( color) Blue heron. Everglades National Park ( color) Marsh near Ahinga trail, late afternoon. Everglades National Park ( color) Lily pads, Shark Valley. Everglades National Park ( color) Butterfly Orchid growing on swamp. Everglades National Park ( color) Alligator eye emerging from swamp. Everglades National Park ( color) Dwarf cypress and N-shaped tree. Everglades National Park ( color) Swamp lilly (Crinum americanum) and sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense). Everglades National Park ( color) Bromeliad and cypress inside a dome. Everglades National Park ( color) Ferns in cypress dome. Everglades National Park ( color) Calm sky and cypress trees reflections. Everglades National Park (Panoramic color) Underwater view of bacopa and cypress dome. Everglades National Park ( color) Bacopa and cypress dome reflection. Everglades National Park ( color) Red mangroves on West Lake. Everglades National Park ( color) Mangroves and low islands in Florida Bay, dusk. Everglades National Park ( color) Reeds, underwater rocks, Pines Glades Lake. Everglades National Park ( color) Trees with Spanish Moss in Paurotis Pond at sunset. Everglades National Park ( color) Lightening over Florida Bay seen from the Keys at night. Everglades National Park ( color) Dwarf cypress at night, Pa-hay-okee. Everglades National Park ( color)
There are 35 color pictures on this page out of 368 color pictures of Everglades.

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