At Shark Valley, our first alligator sighting came early on our first walk. This one had not moved nearly an hour later when we returned.
This was typical of many informative signs posted along the path. We did hear the frogs but the closest we came to actually seeing one was an occasional splash in the water.
The ripples visible in this photo show that this water is never still, but constantly flowing on its way to the sea.
Alligator number two was larger and not far away.
This butterfly's coloring blended right in with his surroundings.
The shell on this turtle was over a foot long. They can move swiftly in the water.
We saw thousands of these tiny flowers.
The small alligators are always very alert. These were not small enough to be prey for the larger birds, they were still looking very cautious, and ready to slip into the water.
Our good friend Regina tells us this is an Anhinga.
A "scrunched up Great Blue Heron"
This little guy was out on his own.
This Ibis had just spent several minutes grooming himself while perched high in a tree.
A demonstration on alligator wrestling.