|Brown lizard on a fence post at the Merritt Island Visitor Centre.|
|Green Lizard on Merritt Island wildlife walk. It kept still for ages trying to maintain it's camoflage.|
|Wood stork at Sea Life centre. Bit of a cheat, but thay are very tame.|
|Wood storks at sunset on Merritt Island near the pier.|
|Royal Tern on Florida atlantic beach just about to take off.|
|Anhinga, snake bird, or turkey bird they float very low in the water, & often you can only see the neck, & head. Often seen drying off in trees with there wings spread out. Surprisingly the feathers are not waterproofed so they have to dry off regularily.|
|Turtle, & fish seen in the pool at the Merritt Island visitor centre.|
|Limkin seen at the Disney campsite wildlife walk. It had a nest, & we saw a changeover between adults.|
|White Ibis seen on the Merritt Island wildlife drive.|
|Osprey seen at Busch Gardens. You can see this one has caught a fish. They are common in Florida, & even nest in the floodlights at Kissimee baseball ground.|
These egrets are commonly called Golden Slippers, & I think you can see why? I took this picture at Busch Gardens.
|Egret seen on the Merritt Island wildlife drive.|
|White pelican at Sea World.|
|Brown pelican at the bridge that leads to Merritt Island. They try to steal the fisherman's fish, & often get hooks stuck in them, or line wrapped around them.|
|Black skimmer near the bridge to Merritt Island. I know it's the worst picture here, but was just so happy to see it. Before we went we had seen a TV programme about the wildlife in Florida, & this was the day before we came home, & this was our only sitting. It was very dark, & suddenly two skimmers appeared, & I got just this one shot.|
|Red shouldered hawk seen on the Disney campsite wildlife walk. It caught a small lizard, & took it in a tree near us to eat.|
I took all these photo's in two weeks in March '94 . In fact most of them were taken in about three days at various locations including the Disneyland campsite , Seaworld , Merritt Island (closed during shuttle launches, & at night).
I used my trusty Minolta X700 SLR , with Minolta 75/210 mm f4.5 macro zoom lens combo . The wildlife is very tame in Florida . If you sneak around they get worried . So try USA style instead . EG Shout 'Honey come & look at this duck...', & you will get more, & better photo's.
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