Postcards from Everglades, Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas

South Florida (November 2017) – Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park, Key Largo, Key West

We had to had to had to see Everglades National Park thanks to this TED talk by Mac Stone – https://www.ted.com/talks/mac_stone_stunning_photos_of_the_endangered_everglades

(Do see the video as our photos are no where close to capturing the true beauty of the national park).

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 Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center – Everglades National Park

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Alligator: Everglades National Park

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Color contrast: Different colors of grass and water on the way to Flamingo Visitor Center

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Cypress Swamp : Kirby Storter Park, Big Cypress National Preserve (we saw turtles at this location and manatees at the Welcome Center).

20171121_112217Center Stage: An egret amidst the cypress trees, Big Cypress National Preserve

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Turkey Vultures 

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A heron overlooking the Atlantic, Biscayne National Park

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Key Largo (Scuba dive to see the coral reef)

20171124_113547 Highway that connects the Keys

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Key West

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20171123_140827Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park

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Inside the fort

20171123_135958Inside Out : From Fort Jefferson

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Dry Tortugas National Park (excellent snorkeling site)

Day 1: From San Francisco – Miami, Miami – Homestead (Stay); Day 2: Homestead – Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center – Flamingo Visitor Center Everglades National Park – Biscayne National Park Visitor Center – Homestead; Day 3: Homestead – Tamiami Trail (Miccosukee Village – Shark Valley Visitor Center Everglades – Big Cypress Preserve – Everglades City – Chokoloskee) – Key Largo (stay); Day 4: Scuba Diving with Sea Dwellers from Key Largo at Molasses reef and French Reef – Key West (stay); Day 5 : Key West – Dry Tortugas National Park – Key West (Stay); Day 6: Key West – Miami – San Francisco

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