Moonrise at Shark Valley, Florida Everglades

This image is from the observation tower at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park, and was made with the Canon 70-200mm f/4 that has quickly become my favorite lens for nature and landscapes. The sun was setting behind us and the moon had risen ten or fifteen minutes earlier. It was a beautiful evening.

(The Photographer’s Ephemeris looks like a useful tool for planning shots of this type.)

The full moon rises above the eastern horizon opposite the setting sun, as seen from the Shark Valley observation tower in Everglades National Park, Florida on January 8, 2012. (© Jonathan Gewirtz, jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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