This photo was taken on June 10, 2017, at the Everglades National Park, Florida.
Long layover in Miami Florida
It was June 10th, 2017, and I was on my way to Bogotá, Colombia, for a one month long nature photography tour, mostly for birds, and the cheapest flight was through Miami International Airport with a long layover.
30 minutes to The Everglades
I got in about 7:30 a.m. and rented a car for the approximately 6 hours before my next flight and drove the 30 minutes or so to the Everglades National Park. I had scouted this location via the web, and ended up at the Shark Valley Visitor Center.
Anhingas and great blue herons
I was expecting lots of animal and especially bird activity, but only managed to capture 2 bird species on this hot June morning – the anhinga and the great blue heron.
The first was the Anhinga, the Snake Bird, Darter, or even Water Turkey in some places as it’s known. This one was actively fishing, and didn’t seem to notice me on the creaky, rusty rental bike.