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June 9th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Linn Smith

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'It Is In There Somewhere' by Linn Smith
Today’s Photo of the Day comes from the Shades of Gray Assignment. Linn Smith captured this image of a Great Blue Heron in Florida  with a Canon 5D Mark II. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP …
October 22nd, 2014

Reflections Assignment Winner David Saylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Spoonbills and Pelicans' by David Saylor
Congrats to David Saylor for winning the Reflections Assignment! “The Dan Click Ponds in the Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, FL, are a pair of large settling ponds for the nearby treatment plant and attract a wide variety of waterfowl throughout the year. I am fortunate to live less than a mile from there and it …
March 25th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Lorenzo Cassina

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Zen Waters' by Lorenzo Cassina
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Stillness Assignment by Lorenzo Cassina. By featuring details on a Weston, FL, lake, Cassina elicits an intimate mood within the spectrum of Stillness. The Stillness Assignment is open until midnight tonight, March 25th. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and …
July 11th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Masters of Disguise’ by Graham McGeorge – Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Camouflaged Eastern screech owl hiding in a tree in Okefenokee Swamp along the state border of Georgia and Florida
I took this shot at the Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia. There are three entrances to the swamp and I used the Folkston entrance, which is a National Wildlife Refuge run by US Fish and Wildlife. The swamp is a great place to go for wildlife photography and one of the nicer features to the …
February 4th, 2013

Ibis Coming Into Roost

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
ibis coming in to roost at sunset
I just returned home from a week shooting wildlife and landscapes in South Florida. The trip went really well and I spent the entire week driving from one bid hotspot to the other, often only sleeping a few hours each night. I spent 90% of my time and energy shooting birds and only a couple …
January 28th, 2013

The Watchers

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Watchers" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) During a recent trip to J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, I had the pleasure of witnessing an incredible mass wildlife event seemingly straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock film. Hundreds of snowy and great egrets massed around a small tidal creek to chase a spawn of minnows, a raucous …
February 8th, 2012

Manatee 05

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 05, Crystal River State Park, Florida
During my week long visit to Crystal River, I spent close to 36 hours in the water with the mantees. In that amount of time, I was only able to photograph this one moment where a manatee playfully rolled upside down asking me to rub its belly. If I spend enough time with wild animals, eventually …
February 7th, 2012

Manatee 08

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 08, Crystal River State Park, Florida
Manatees are so ugly that they are adorable. This picture clearly illustrates that point. I spent hours in the water waiting for a manatee to pose for me like this. Whenever I photograph wild animals, I do not chase after or harass them. I can never force a picture to happen. That is why I …
February 6th, 2012

Manatee 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 01, Crystal River State Park, Florida
I have just returned from photographing West Indian manatees at Crystal River State Park, Florida. It was a very interesting experience. I am usually the only photographer, let alone person, at the wilderness locations that I typically photograph. I knew that was not going to be the case with the rampant manatee exploitation at Crystal …
January 6th, 2012

Coral Cove Sunset, Jupiter Island, Florida

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Arriving on Jupiter Island in the early afternoon I went straight to Coral Cove to scout out this location. I was surprised at how little an area of rock it was. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it seemed like it would have been more expansive. At any rate, the rocks are …