Floridawild Photos & Videos

18 hours ago

What a beautiful way to start the morning at Myakka State Park. We are headed to the deep hole today, it should be awesome! Have a wonderful day everyone!!

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1 day ago

We counted 14 different species of birds in this one spot. Oh Myakka, you have stolen my heart.

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2 days ago

#manateemonday #mondaymood #mondaymotivation #sustainability #animalsoverpeople . . . @Regrann from @natgeo - 📸 by @CarltonWard | Northwest #Florida is said to have the highest concentration of freshwater springs in the world. Unfortunately, in many of Florida’s springs, eelgrass and other native vegetation has been overgrown and displaced by toxic green algae, seen here blanketing the bottom of Manatee Springs and ensconcing a manatee searching for food, as biologist Joe Guthrie (@joeguthrie8) observes from above. The proliferation of algae in recent years is attributed to increased pollution in springsheds and over pumping of the aquifer that has reduced spring flows to further concentrate pollutants. This photograph was captured on day 20 of the 70-day, 1000-mile Florida Wildlife Corridor #Glades2Gulf Expedition, a National Geographic supported project that traced the best remaining wildlife corridor connecting the Everglades Headwaters near Orlando to the vast pine forests of the Florida panhandle and Alabama. Please follow @CarltonWard for more #FloridaWild #keepflwild #pathofthepanther. @insidenatgeo @natgeocreative @fl_wildcorridor with @mallorydimmitt #FloridaWildlifeCorridor #spring #manatee #algae #freshwater #pollution

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...(continued) until we came up with a plan to run hiding behind 2 cyclists 🚴‍♂️ that were approaching us 😆 . . . The alligator 🐊 was really intimidating, and even though it’s “normal” for them to be that close to people in the park, it made me wonder: “How responsible is it really to go there with kids?!” . . What do you guys think? 🤔 Would you go? . Check out next post for a video! at Everglades National Park

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RepostBy @carltonward: "Looking into the eyes of this wild Florida panther made me see the Everglades in a new way, somehow from her perspective. Now I am offering this photograph in print for a new @kickstarter campaign supporting the Path of the Panther project. Please visit the link in my bio or pathofthepanther.org to join this movement to #KeepFLWild. Small open edition prints and large limited edition prints are available. #pathofthepanther #gratitude #floridawild @ilcp_photographers @fl_wildcorridor @insidenatgeo" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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3 days ago

It’s said that one person cannot make a difference but the life of Natheniel ‘Nat’ Reed and his steadfast fight to protect Florida’s natural environment epitomizes why each of us has the power within us to make positive change. As Florida’s former Governor Bob Graham articulated, Nat was “a force of nature who is a force for nature’. As an appointee to multiple Florida governors and two U.S. presidents his accomplishments are legendary among those of us who love, work and play in Florida’s wildernesses and natural areas. To name just a few of those achievements, he was instrumental in banning DDT, he helped draft and pass important legislation including the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and creating the Big Cypress National Preserve. He was instrumental in preventing two environmentally destructive projects in Florida, a huge airport in the Big Cypress Preserve, and the Cross-Florida Barge Canal. In addition to the big picture stuff he was interested in the details too; every week he would call me to check how the Wood Stork colonies were doing or to get updated on the latest scientific findings from the Everglades. I always came off those calls inspired and with a renewed sense of purpose. Yesterday I attended the celebration of his life in Hobe Sound, Florida, and it was heartwarming and inspiring to hear the eulogies from his family, friends and colleagues. RIP Nat. at Hobe Sound Bible College

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4 days ago

#yachtsofusa . . Every day technology is developing faster and nobody can tell which technological novelties await us tomorrow. Nevertheless, the life cycle is something unavoidable: when a new high-tech device or apparatus appears, something goes away forever from our reality. Let's list some modern technologies that will soon disappear . . . #florida #loveflorida #floridacar #car #lovecar #auto #loveauto #carday #nicecar #niceauto #timewithcar #autoday #momentwithcar #carhobby #autohobby #smile #smilewithcar #fl #carislife #carfromfl #likecar #likeauto #goodcar #goodauto #naturefl #floridawild #floridacun #visitflorida #fun_in_floridafbcontest at United States

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1 year ago

#hurrican #irma #refugees #watersnakes #snakes little balls of cuteness displaced by the storm, luckily we were made aware of them and were able to save them, they appear to be a male and female from the same clutch #irmasafe #floridawild #floridawildlife #bandedwatersnake #babysnake #floridasnake #snakesofflorida #herpetology #keepfloridawild #wildliferescue #snakelover #naturalflorida #florida #clearwater #animal #animalrescue #reptilelover #reptilegirl #naturegirl #reptiles #herplife at The Breyley Apartments

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