23 Mar Photographing Wild ‘Gators in the Florida Everglades

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At the beginning of March I headed to the USA to cover Round 6 of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring in Florida. The WEC hadn’t raced in Florida since 2012, having moved the US round of the championship to Austin in Texas in 2013 until 2017, so I took the opportunity to take a few extra days to see a bit more of the ‘Sunshine State’. One of the things I decided to do was a trip out to photograph the wildlife in the Everglades with the Fujifilm X Series . There was only one mode of transport that would do and that was an airboat.  I was joined by fellow X-Photographer John Rourke and two of his Adrenal Media photographers and we booked a private boat for 2 hours with a company called ‘Airboat in Everglades’. Our skipper Willie took us on a wild ride through the waterways and tree islands of the Everglades.   The main reason we were here was to photograph the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and we didn’t have to wait long before we spotted the first adult lurking in the lily pads. Alligators are protected inside the Everglades National Park and males can reach […]

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