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.
Andros Flamingos: Photograph by Carlton Ward Jr / CarltonWard.com. These flamingos survive in an isolated, shallow chain of lakes north of Flamingo Key. They aggregate in this location and no others nearby. Follow Carlton’s work on Instagram: CarltonWard. http://instagram.com/carltonward/
From US 1 Bridge Overlooking Jupiter Inlet, Steve Huskisson. Huskisson is a Jupiter-based photographer specializing in dramatic landscapes. See more of his work at www.facebook.com/shuskisson. This image was made with three exposures at 48mm f/11 ISO 100 – 1/25 sec, 1/4 sec, .06 sec digitally blended.
Brown Water Redfish, painting by Capt. Ron Kowalyk. Redfish in hot pursuit of a “Crabby Appleton fly” is an acrylic painting on panel by Capt. Ron Kowalyk of Bonita Beach, who also writes for Florida Sportsman and writes the weekly Fishing 4casts on www.floridasportsman.com.