Palm trees crowd the bank of the Myakka river as it flows through the Deer Prairie Preserve. The preserve hosts miles of trails for both two footed hikers and those on horseback. It is located outside Venice, Florida.
This photo is in full color. A single fishing bobber adds a bit of color to an oyster bed in Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. This photo was taken during a dry spell. In the rainy season this area is covered with water.
Summer means rainy season for Florida. Areas dry during the winter months turn into wetlands letting vegetation thrive. Grass turns green and dry ferns come to life. Taken in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve just outside Venice, Florida.
Storms out in the Gulf of Mexico will sometimes send foam onto the beaches. While this can sometimes be a problem, it is often a natural occurrence and of no danger. Taken on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida.
The Upper Lake at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida is home to thousands of alligators. The park offers daily air boat rides onto the lake. This view is the boat channel that leads out onto the lake.