The highlight of our recent trip to Florida was a visit to Crystal River to swim with manatees. We booked an early morning tour to beat other boats and enjoy the manatees in greater concentrations. We hoped we would see a few manatees, maybe touch a couple, and get some nice underwater photos. Me ready
Random Osprey in Florida.
Our trip to Florida brought us to the scientifically-reknowned research center known as the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Situated in the beautiful town of Sarasota on 10.5 acres of land, Mote is a fascinating place for anyone with even a reMOTE interest in ocean life. We wanted to see manatees and sea turtles but
There were many wild Black-crowned Night-herons among the injured birds at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Florida.
While on vacation in Florida we stopped at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa to see and learn about big cats. We were amazed at just how lax the laws are for owning, using, & mistreating these beautiful cats. Jumanji, Male Leopard The Big Cat Rescue in Tampa takes in unwanted cats from all over
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary located in Indian Shores, Florida is the “largest wild bird hospital in the U.S” and also one of the coolest places we’ve ever been to see birds! We were greeted immediately by a super nice woman and this (wild) Black-crowned Night-heron Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary admits some 8,000 birds each year and
We saw this beautiful Brown Booby at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Florida.
Our second day in Florida we spent seven hours at Tampa’s famous Lowry Park Zoo. We took hundreds of photos and saw a lot of cool birds and other animals. Here’s some of them. Giraffes The super rare Okapi Relatives to giraffes! Shoebill Stork Helmeted Guinea Fowl White Ibis (wild) One of the coolest experiences