Return to the Everglades

Great Egret (Egretta alba) scratching an itch - Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida

It was five years ago, give or take a week or so, that I moved to the Everglades to begin a five month photographic project.  As a junior in college “studying abroad” in the Everglades, it was my first taste of the life I had imagined. Photographing on a daily basis.  Waiting for the perfect life day after day.  Following a nest of birds as they matured.  It was everything I wanted it to be.

Now, five years later, I have returned.  I won’t be here for five months but I’ll be here for at least a month.  This is the first time I have really been back for any significant period of time.  Mostly, things are the same but two major hurricanes in late 2005 (Katrina and Wilma) have transformed Flamingo, the area I lived.  I am extremely excited to see how things here have changed and how I have changed as well.

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