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…
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!
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…
33 thoughts on “The Everglades Florida”
Wow..really liked reading the post! Quite intrigued to read about the Burmese pythons, I guess the wild has its own ways to survive.
Oh yes, animals do sometimes survive and at times become extinct sadly!
Stunning pics . Fell in love with the place but was intimidated to know the presence of pythons and crocodiles.
Hehe yes they are there! But the crocs stayed in place and we did not go into unexplored parts so no pythons around!
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
I do hope you go! Please go to the Keys while you still can (climate change), they are a chain of islands connected to the mainland with a series of awesome bridges!
Wow did not know someone can handle crocodiles with such soft words 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your trip.
Thanks Sivaranjini- it was a learning experience!
Wow. What beautiful pics. In spite of the crocodiles and phytons you have tempted us to visit. Hopefully some day. 🙂 #arushireads #alexanonstop
Thanks arushi – I hope you do visit it is fascinating!
That’s another awesome picture story. You just manage to strike the right chord with the adventurer in me 🙂
The place looks so interesting and you have captured the beauty of the place really well.
Keep your wonderful posts coming 🙂
Thanks Narinder! I do love exploring new places!
I do have plans for orlando Miami and Keywest in coming Days in November , would love to witness this adventourous place too.
Best time to visit – weather should be bearable! Have fun!
The place looks very beautiful, will surely like to visit sometime.
You’re quite adventurous to venture out in a river that’s full of crocodiles. I have a serious phobia and am happy to enjoy it through the pictures.
Lovely pictures. The waters look very calm but hide crocodiles and snakes. Nature has its own way.
What an intriguing place Brindha… wild n truly adventurous. But the crocs n snakes gabe me the creeps… as long as the snakes don’t come on the boat… hahaha…
Very interesting information, Brindha. I am very intrigued and adding Forida to my bucket list. Bookmarking this post as well.
Woah! Such serene waters and so deceptive. The pic with the reflective waters is perfect. Loved your travelogue, Brinda.
Anywhere near the crocs and we’ll become their appetizer.
Wow…I really enjoyed reading your post! The Burmese pythons have piqued my interest. Beautiful photographs. I fell in love with the location.
US is still pending for us. Now will keep the Everglades in mind too. Trips in the wild are very unique experiences and have thier own thrill.
Such a brave soul! Though this article really is an amazing one to read and the place looks really great, I knew from the start that these swaps would be filled with crocs! And for that, I’m not into it. haha…Great adventure though!
Wow that’s awesome view and it must be a wonderful experience but I got totally scared reading about crocodiles
Omg crocodile spotting in the relatively innocent water!! Of course thats Florida. This is a beautiful place to visit.
I loved your post. I love reading and watching videos of pythons and crocodiles… And it was amazing.
Florida is definitely on my bucket list but might have to wait for few year to visit. Thanks for sharing the info, this can definitely help me in planning.
Florida is already on our bucket, after reading your wonderful post, and beautiful pictures, We shall plan for the same soon. May be next year 🙂
So many Hollywood movies have been shot in the Everglades! I have watched too many murder mysteries that have involved jetting around the Everglades. And of course not to forget the crocs and the Gators!
Florida is a destination that has been on my travel list for a while, but i haven’t been able to organise a trip there. After reading your piece, I’m itching to visit Florida and experience this stunning region of the world. Excellent photos
Informative post.i love going through your post always