For anyone that has been following my blog over the last few years you have probably noticed that in the majority of my photos you rarely have seen any signs of civilization. This is not intentional but this is how it still is in the Everglades, Thank God. Kayaking and fishing a couple times recently just north of here in the Marco Island and Naples area reminded me of how lucky I am to be here in the Everglades. I feel privileged. It's not perfect here but I'm so glad I don't have to deal with the ignorant boaters and psychotic jet skiers on a regular bases as it seems is the norm from what I hear and what I experience just about every time I go to these areas. I prefer the natural scenery vs looking at the generic concrete structures that line most of the waterways.
The Everglades still one of largest wilderness areas in the country is not what it once was but with the efforts of many it will stay mostly protected as it is from more development and destruction. With promises of restoration by the federal and state government's it will take many years to restore many of the problems that man created. It will always be a constant battle with the self centered politicians and the endless push by the greedy and careless developers.
Nice Everglades Snook !
Having fun fishing with Andy again in some mosquito infested creeks for Tarpon up in the backwaters
Non-Native, Cuban " Knight Anole" lizard about 30" long, largest of the anole type of lizards.
Young local Tri-Colored Heron