South Florida once used to be beaches and mangrove swamps. Now only this 126 acres survives, by virtue of the fact that it lies on US Coast Guard property and developers cannot get at it. It is maintained by the Bureau of Land Managment, and being here without permission is something the Department of Homeland Security will not take well.
It is home to countless tropical fish and manatees. The water is this blue at high tide and the mud at the bottom is soft and very deep. No boats are allowed, access is blocked by sharp rocks and should you think of wading, then you have some non-native and nasty Lion fish after you.
The BLM did take some photos of the area a couple of years ago, but not from this perspective. These photos are the only record of one of Florida's hidden treasures.
I have not specified the location to protect the Manatees.
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trewheeler (1963) 2008-07-15 17:04
A nice shot for the record Roger. Let's hope it stays that way for everyone's sake - least of all the manatees. Regards, TW
JanD (0) 2008-07-15 21:35
Very nice landscape. Nice lightness and colors. Good panorama.
afderrick (348) 2008-07-16 13:02
Nice picture but I didn't realize that south florida was all developed now, I thought there were still several areas in south florida that were still swampy, is that not the case?