Monday, September 22, 2014
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 AT THE WILDLIFE PARK
It was a bit overcast today as I visited the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, but that made for some good lighting for photography.
From the Garden of the Springs, I looked out over the Homosassa River, fed by the 50-60+ million gallons of water the spring pumps out every day.
A newly bonded pair of Wood Ducks also was taking in the view. The Wood Ducks have just returned to the area this last week.
From the bridge across the Homosassa River, I just missed getting this large fish that was leaping into the air.
A pair or tourists gaze in wonder at two of our permanent resident manatees.
A few moments later, I grabbed this shot at the end of the bridge.
A bit further into the park, a few of the new arrivals prepare for the mating ritual.
Park Volunteer Marcie tosses a hunk of hard squash to Lu after the program. He was not very cooperative during the presentation today, but once the people turned their sights to the alligators on the other side, he was all for getting his.
Y'all come back and see us again!