Sunday, February 8, 2009

flashback: snorkeling with manatee



this is the time of year to snorkel with the manatee in florida.




you can find them in a semi-natural habitat in crystal river, florida and at fanning springs state park, florida.







below: water clarity at fanning springs state park (this picture shows the spring, about 15-20 feet depth, as seen from the observation deck)

below: willy leads the way into a spring (crystal river, florida). ..note the amazing water clarity.

below: manatee love














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........................................................below: gentle giant sea cow
below: you can't have a len-venture without a snake in the mix. ..wrapped around the dock is (what appears to be) a rat snake.


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....................................below: deer, at the swannee river state park, florida

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