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North Florida

About halfway between Jacksonville and Tallahassee lies the confluence of the Suwannee River and the Withlacoochee River. All surrounding the area are beautiful cypress trees, live oak trees, and the lack of human noise.

I found out the hard way that snakes love to slither in this area. I almost stepped on brown watersnake before he slithered away on top of the water thinking it was a twig while setting up for this picture.
Florida Panhandle
About halfway between Jacksonville and Tallahassee lies the confluence of the Suwannee River and the Withlacoochee River. All surrounding the area are beautiful cypress trees, live oak trees, and the lack of human noise.

I found out the hard way that snakes love to slither in this area. I almost stepped on brown watersnake before he slithered away on top of the water thinking it was a twig while setting up for this picture.
 
Feeder band from Hurricane Nate over Fort Island Beach on Florida's gulf coast. 

I found this little island full of black skimmer birds who seemed unfazed that there were bands from Hurricane Nate coming onshore. These bands had some of the heaviest rain I’ve seen in a while, but the birds seemed to love it.
Fort Island Beach, Florida
Feeder band from Hurricane Nate over Fort Island Beach on Florida's gulf coast.

I found this little island full of black skimmer birds who seemed unfazed that there were bands from Hurricane Nate coming onshore. These bands had some of the heaviest rain I’ve seen in a while, but the birds seemed to love it.
Grand Lagoon near Panama City, Florida.
Florida
Grand Lagoon near Panama City, Florida.
 
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park contains a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leading down to a miniature rain forest.
Gainesville, Florida
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park contains a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leading down to a miniature rain forest.