Everglades: Tropical Sunset

Florida Royal Palms (Roystonea elata) at Sunset - Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Florida Royal Palms (Roystonea elata) at Sunset - Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Several of my favorite palm species are found in the Everglades and one of those is the Royal Palm.  These magnificent trees are found only in tropical climates like that of South Florida.  They have been planted throughout the Miami area, but they can be found naturally in the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, particularly the area preserved by Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.

Some of the most visible trees in the park are those that stand over the visitor center at Royal Palm, which takes its name from these trees.  At Anhinga Trail, most photographers use sunset to photograph the various ibis, herons, egrets, and storks that fly in to roost.  I often do the same thing, but if there is a particularly spectacular sunset, I often turn my lens back west and use these three great trees as silhouettes against the sky.  Whenever you are photographing, be sure to keep an eye out for opportunities in all directions!

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  1. Lovely photo! It certainly sends out a “warmth” that one associates with southern Florida (well…most of the time…). Nice job!

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