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Proto-Conch Chowder
Proto-Conch ...
June 10, 2016 Proto-Conch Chowder Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, October 10, 2012 260 This live conch rolled onto a beach after a storm. Before it could fully retract into it's shell I was able to obtain this Photo of it's intensively red flesh. Rather than being a candidate for conch chowder, by law it had to be released back into the sea as do all living shellfish found on the beach in this area. -400 1200-1600
Waiting for Spring
Waiting for ...
June 6, 2016 Waiting for Spring Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 8, 2012 151 These Royal Terns, dressed in their winter plumage, are resting together on a beach in Florida on a cool winters day faced out to sea in the direction of the oncoming wind. -400 1200-1600
 Strange Looking Aerial Root Strewn South Florida Swampy Woodland Floor
Strange Loo...
June 5, 2016 Strange Looking Aerial Root Strewn South Florida Swampy Woodland Floor Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 11, 2016 147 Swampy patches of mangrove growth are common along undisturbed sections of the south Florida coastline. This picture shows a dense aerial root system of proto-mangrove growth. -912 2736-3648
Sunshine Skyway Bridge and ghostly Tampa Skyline
Sunshine Sky...
June 2, 2016 Sunshine Skyway Bridge and ghostly Tampa Skyline Jon Van Loon Bradenton, FL, February 12, 2014 2906 This Photo taken from the Robinson Preserve in Bradendon Florida shows an appreciable section of the worlds longest concrete cable stayed bridge the Sunshine Skyway. This bridge spanning Tampa Bay from Bradenton to St Petersburg Fl is roughly 8 km long. It's striking pylons-cable slung central section, clearly visible in this photo, is it's dominant feature. A section the of Tampa skyline appears to be sinking into the sea in the background. In a darker vein 1 to 15 jumper suicides are recorded on the bridge each year -912 2736-3648
Nature Walking can sure be the Pits
Nature Walki...
June 2, 2016 Nature Walking can sure be the Pits Jon Van Loon Bradenton, FL, February 6, 2014 374 The Robinson Preserve Bradenton, Florida is intertwined with many pathways some several km in length. These 2 massive, handsome, well cared for dogs look a bit dejected as they pant to cool off in this shaded rest-stop. -912 2736-3648
Surprised anole
Surprised an...
May 29, 2016 Surprised anole Frances Grech Bradenton, FL, May 12, 2016 282 Backyard in the rosemary bushes -1008 3024-4032
The Evil Eye
The Evil Eye
May 20, 2016 The Evil Eye Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 16, 2016 210 This Pelican seemed to be giving me the evil eye. Probably because I failed to bring him a fish for his dinner and yet had the gall to take his picture. -912 2736-3648
Reflections
Reflections
May 19, 2016 Reflections Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 17, 2016 577 This photo was taken of a Koi pond in a botanical garden. The dense low over hanging leaves of a variety of vegetation are reflected in the water. These natural but unusual reflection patterns resulted due to the disturbance of the surface water by the fast swimming fish. -912 2736-3648
Rays From the Sun Bouncing off Clouds Near Sunset
Rays From th...
May 18, 2016 Rays From the Sun Bouncing off Clouds Near Sunset Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 10, 2016 211 This unusually bright pattern of sun's rays above and below the sun's location behind a cloud bank was visible only for a few seconds. As the sun approached the horizon the upper rays faded quickly. -400 1200-1600
Mother and Daughter
Mother and D...
May 17, 2016 Mother and Daughter Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 25, 2016 3106 The mother was clinging to her 6 year old daughter around her chest and they did a back flip to obtain this position in the deep end of a pool. The picture was taken just before they slipped below the surface. -537 1063-1600
Approaching Storm at sunset
Approaching ...
May 16, 2016 Approaching Storm at sunset Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 28, 2016 51 This horizontal Funnel shaped section of a weather front photographed at sunset, approached from the southwest over the Gulf of Mexico. About 20 min later a torrential rain of about 2 hours duration deposited nearly 8 cm of rain. -400 1200-1600
INCREDIBLE SHELF CLOUD FORMATION
INCREDIBLE S...
April 15, 2016 INCREDIBLE SHELF CLOUD FORMATION Jeff Lawrence Madeira Beach, FL, March 25, 2016 1682 THIS SHOT IS LOOKING NORTH WEST AT MADEIRA BEACH, FLORIDA. -3612 2430-6042
Egrets
Egrets
December 22, 2015 Egrets Diane DeWitt St Petersburg, FL, December 22, 2015 327 Downtown St Petersburg, along by the marina. -1000 3000-4000
Egrets
Egrets
December 22, 2015 Egrets Diane DeWitt St Petersburg, FL, December 22, 2015 247 Downtown St Petersburg, along by the marina. -676 2710-3386
Birds nearby
Birds nearby
December 22, 2015 Birds nearby Diane DeWitt Bradenton, FL, December 21, 2015 465 Walking to the grocery store, I pass a dugout or small pond. There are always birds there.......and a lot of variety. -678 1508-2186
Birds nearby
Birds nearby
December 22, 2015 Birds nearby Diane DeWitt Bradenton, FL, December 21, 2015 435 Walking to the grocery store, I pass a dugout or small pond. There are always birds there.......and a lot of variety. -1424 2848-4272
Rescue Animals
Rescue Anima...
December 10, 2015 Rescue Animals Diane DeWitt Bradenton, FL, December 8, 2015 1939 The rescue animals at Mixon Fruit Farms are worth the visit and tour just for themselves. -1424 2848-4272
Rescue Animals
Rescue Anima...
December 10, 2015 Rescue Animals Diane DeWitt Bradenton, FL, December 8, 2015 1118 The rescue animals at Mixon Fruit Farms are worth the visit and tour just for themselves. -1424 2848-4272
Staircase to Madira Bickle Mound
Staircase to...
November 19, 2015 Staircase to Madira Bickle Mound Diane DeWitt Palmetto, Florida, November 8, 2015 405 Archeological ruin of a mound on Terra Ceia Island in Palmetto, Florida -1000 3000-4000
Sunset on the Manatee River
Sunset on th...
November 18, 2015 Sunset on the Manatee River Diane DeWitt Bradenton, FL, November 16, 2015 382 A beautiful evening sunset at a riverside restaurant on the Manatee River. -1000 3000-4000
The Dali Museum
The Dali Mus...
November 11, 2015 The Dali Museum Diane DeWitt St Petersburg, FL, November 8, 2015 230 Looking up towards the roof from the staircase of the Dali Museum. 1000 4000-3000