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The Everglades Florida

The Everglades Florida is one of the most fascinating places on earth. It is a very shallow river that slowly meanders its way from near Orlando to the Florida Bay in the south, about 100 miles. The river is 60 miles wide.

“It is a unique ecosystem that you will not find anywhere else in the world,” says the ranger who takes the tour with you.

Sunscreen, hat and water in place, we set off on a unique Air-boat meant for riding on the shallow River Okeechobee, meaning “River of Grass” Once you get on the boat-ride you realise why the river has this name, it really seems like a river of grass…

airboat floating on the river in the everglades
The Air-boat that takes you over The Everglades

Oh, did I mention that this innocent river is full of crocodiles?! Yep, there are thousands of them here in the Everglades Florida, babies and granddaddies and all! I would not recommend you get into the water, even if the crocs have a reputation of being deceptively lazy creatures, they have huge jaws and can move pretty fast!

paths cleared in the water for boats to go through the grass which grows in the water in the Everglades Florida
Still waters, with nothing to break the silence accept the racket of the air-boat…
a crocodile lies quietly in the water next to the boat as we ride the airboat.
You can spot a crocodile lying still in the murky waters of the Everglades Florida
a crocodile lies half-submerged in the murky waters of the Everglades Florida
Another croc lying absolutely still in the water. They are smart and don’t move around in the heat, unlike us humans!
a full view of a crocodile at the show at the Everglades National Park
Make time to watch the show at the end or beginning of your visit to the Everglades Florida. The ranger gives awesome info and the crocs do some awesome tricks when in the mood! πŸ™‚ – and you get to touch a baby croc too!
blue sky reflected in the still water in the Everglades as you go in the airboat.
Simply amazing views despite the heat of tropical Florida! The still waters reflect the beauty of the sky.

This beautiful place is now populated with Burmese Pythons which do not belong here. They were probably let loose into the wild by irresponsible pet owners for one reason or other. They have multiplied rapidly in the area and are a menace to other wildlife in the Everglades. The other original snakes in the Everglades Florida are rattle snacks of four different varieties!

Try to get there early to beat the heat! It gets really hot and humid in South Florida. There are several good places to make the tour of the Everglades. We chose the Everglades Safari Park, which is authorized to go into the Everglades National Park, Florida. Do some research before you go…

15 thoughts on “The Everglades Florida”

  1. That’s another awesome picture story. You just manage to strike the right chord with the adventurer in me πŸ™‚

    The place looks so interesting and you have captured the beauty of the place really well.

    Keep your wonderful posts coming πŸ™‚

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  2. Florida is one of the place that is already on our bucket list since long but somehow we would not be able to plan visit it., after reading your post, I m wishing to go there and explore this beautiful place on earth. Nice photos and great read..#alexanonstop

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