I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
Blowing Rocks was another place I'd never heard of until we saw a sign for it as we were passing through Jupiter Island. We stopped to visit but it was low tide so we didn't see its famed water spouts shooting water high into the air similar to blow holes seen in Hawaii. Much to my wife's delight, it is also an area with plenty of Lettered Olive shells which are her favorites.
Blowing Rocks Preserve was born in 1969 when far-sighted and generous residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of their island to the Conservancy. Roughly rectangular, the preserve runs for one mile, north to south, from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Indian River Lagoon on the west. Today, the restored preserve looks like a South Florida barrier island a century ago as an intact Florida dune habitat with beach sunflower, bay cedar, sea grape and sea oats.