Thursday, April 9, 2015

Photographing Florida Wildlife

Florida has some wonderful birds and other wildlife that are very different from what I am used to seeing in the Midwest.  When I am vacationing in Florida I enjoy photographing the wildlife. On this page I will review some of the photographs I took of Florida wildlife.

Brown Pelican

brown pelican photo by mbgphoto
I love taking a walk down the pier at Jupiter Inlet and watch the Brown Pelican's which are very prevalent in that area.  It is easy to get a photograph of the pelicans as they sit on the rocks near the pier.  These beautiful creatures can also be seen diving for fish in the area.  I wrote an article on brown pelicans and you will find more of my photos and information on the pelicans at Brown Pelican Photos.


gecko photo by mbgphoto
 These fascinating little creatures were everywhere around our condo in Florida.  I couldn't walk down the sidewalk without one running out in front of me.  My friend told me they were Amonolies, but I'm not really sure.  I tried to look them up online and found there are over 1500 species of Geckos worldwide.  I'm not sure what type these are but they sure are cute.  Usually they move way to fast to get a good photo, but one day I was taking a walk and the little guy up above was basking in the sun on the sidewalk just begging to have his photo taken.  Of course I had my camera with me and was able to capture this photo.  If you know what type of Gecko or Amonolie this is, please leave a note in the comment section.

Birds and Ducks after a Rain

birds and ducks photo by mbgphoto
Behind our condo was a park with a great walking trail along the edges.  In the middle the ground was lower and when it rained it filled with water.  One day after a rain, birds and ducks flocked to the area.  I grabbed my camera and was able to capture the photos below.  I think the white birds are Egrets but I don't know the names of the others. Again, if you can enlighten me please leave a comment.
photo by mbgphoto

duck photo by mbgphoto

egret photo by mbgphoto

Pelican on Beach Mouse Pad
Pelican on Beach Mouse Pad by mbgphoto
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Pelicans on Piers Posters
Pelicans on Piers Posters by mbgphoto
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  1. Cool photos, MBG! You must have been walking around my neighborhood. I love all the wildlife here in Florida and that I can walk out my back door and see all kinds of birds and lizards. The lizard in your photo is a Brown Anole, it was introduced from the Caribbean and there must be a thousand of the little critters running around my porch. The white bird with the long beak is an Ibis, they walk through my yard in herds all the time. Excuse me, I hear a woodpecker knocking, time to grab the camera!

    1. Coletta thanks for your help in identifying the Brown Anole and Ibis. It must be wonderful to be able to see these creatures year round.

  2. Your photographs are always beautiful and I love the little lizard (which is the only name I know to call him). He looks like he was actually posing for the picture, but i know how fast those little guys can run so I am sure you had to be fast on the draw to get that shot. The photo of what I think is a grackle is also fabulous. Our family loves any black bird.

  3. I wrote a comment here very early this a.m., but it doesn't seem to have published. So, I'll say again, I love the brown Pelican photo and the blue, blue water behind him. Fantastic shot!

  4. Lovely photographs. All the times I've visited Florida though I've never seen a Geckos there. Sort if glad about that if you know what I mean. :)

  5. Wildlife absolutely fascinates me. I could sit all day and watch birds in our back yard. We have lizards, too, (or maybe they're geckos) that Daisy likes to chase. Love your gorgeous pictures! Pinning this to my "For the Birds" board.

  6. I would have loved seeing all that wildlife up close. I've never seen a real Gecko here. You must have had a wonderful time on your trip.


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