Florida Waterbirds

A Trip to Canaveral National Seashore

I seem to spend my entire spring in Orlando, and I always intend to see the good things near it, but I never seem to get around to it. So in early May 2008, I rented a car and drove from Orlando to Canaveral National Seashore to see what I could see (and photograph what I could photograph) in terms of near-the-sea wildlife. My biggest goal was to see and photograph a Roseate Spoonbill, but I was perfectly willing to take anything that I got. Along the way, I got a few nice snaps -- but that'd be up to you to decide. Here's what I found...

Great egret head shot
A great egret was standing in some bushes on the shore and didn't feel threatened by me being 10 feet away shooting through the bushes. I've never been this close to one and probably never will be again!
Mark Minasi