Monthly Archives: November 2013

Spider Hole

This spider lives in a solution hole. Solution holes are frequent in the Everglades, and are made as rainwater mixed with the acidic residue of decayed plants erodes the local limestone. There are gator-sized solution holes but this particular hole is merely spider-sized. It will probably get bigger with time.

A spider waits for prey in its web in a limestone solution hole in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net / www.jonathangewirtz.com)

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Pensive Anhinga

An Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Florida. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Great Blue Heron

At Shark Valley.

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stalking fish in a canal in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Carry Out

At La Camaronera in Miami.

La Camaronera

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Wood Storks

Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) perch in a cypress tree in Everglades National Park, Florida. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Long Pine Key Sunrise

Dragonflies rest on pond reeds at dawn.

Dragonflies alight on grass stalks as the morning sun rises in the background on the lake at Long Pine Key campground in Everglades National Park, Florida. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Everglades Storm

Looking north from the Shark Valley observation tower around sunset. An isolated thunderstorm over Shark River Slough. Beautiful but fleeting.

The last rays of the setting sun illuminate an isolated thunderstorm near the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Flying Ibises

Flocks of birds fly in to roost at night in the trees surrounding the Shark Valley observation tower in Everglades National Park. Be in the tower around sunset for the show.

A flock of American White ibises (Eudocimus albus) flies toward the trees in which they will roost for the night in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Baby Alligators

Almost cute.

Two young alligators bask on the banks of Taylor Slough along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net / www.jonathangewirtz.com)

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Shark Valley Sunset

Sunsets are a cliche for good reason: they are beautiful.

The sun sets over sawgrass prarie in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Florida. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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