Marsh Skiff, photo by Capt. Rich Santos: Fishing the backwater Maze of Creeks in the saltwater tidal marshes Timucuan Preserve. This photo was taken at low tide in NE Jacksonville. This area happens to have to biggest tides in the whole state of Florida averaging approx. 5-6 ft. of water, moving in the 6-hour tide swing which really concentrates the fish for better fish catching. For more outdoor photography please visit www.flyfishjax.com.
Last light illuminates these red mangroves in the heart of the 10,000 Islands, probably holding a snook or two. Paul Marcellini is a Miami based Photographer, more work can be seen at www.PaulMarcellini.com. Sony A7R, Nikon 14-24@14mm, 3 exposures hand blended for dynamic range. iso 400, f13.
Bait Blast, photo by Andy Tasker. A tarpon blasts a mullet out of the water in a feeding frenzy spurred by the annual mullet run off Florida’s east coast. Andy Tasker captured this shot last year during the action off the Southeast Coast. The image is featured in August’s issue of Florida Sportsman in Brett Fitzgerald’s story, “Go Big or Go Home.”
“Yellowtail Escape Plan” – This photo was shot while fishing with Capt. Pepe Gonzalez out of Key West, FL, for monster mangrove snappers and flag yellowtails. This particular flag showed its size when it saw the net, kicking up an impressive fan of water and a trail of bubbles. Photo by Christopher Collins.
Arc of Tarpon, photo by Pat Ford. Few photographers have traveled as far and as wide across Florida’s waters to bring us its sights as has Pat Ford. Few fish travel as far and as wide around Florida to challenge, frustrate and satisfy anglers as the tarpon.
Mangrove Magic – Biscayne National Park. Photo by Paul Marcellini. A growing thunderhead catches the sunset light over a dwarfed mangrove in the Atlantic Ocean. Shot with a Canon 5DII/Canon 16-35mm. Settings: 22mm, F18, ISO50, 1.6s, 3 stop graduated neutral density filter.
Borrowing Owl in Flight, photo by Trey Wheeler. “On a recent trip for snakeheads along the C-14 canal I came across a burrowing owl. As I got closer the owl took flight where I was able to capture this photo. This photo was taken with a Canon T3i with a 55-250 lens in program mode with an ISO of 200.”
Blue Spring State Park: Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County protects the largest spring on the St. Johns River. The average flow is 165 million gallons per day. The relatively warm 72 degree water makes Blue Spring an important winter refuge for manatees living in the St. Johns River. Lisa Baylor swims silhouetted against sky and overhanging branches shimmering above the surface.
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