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Shark Valley in Everglades National Park - January 19, 2003

At Shark Valley in Everglades National Park, there are plenty of gators. [800x600][1600x1200]

And birds. This is a Great White Egret. [800x600][1600x1200]

And more birds. [800x600][1600x1200]

And birds. This is a Wood Stork (big bird). [800x600][1600x1200]

And birds. These are Egrets. [800x600][1600x1200]

The path. It has people on bikes and on foot, plus is the route for a tram tour. [800x600][1600x1200]

A flock of birds. These are Ibises. [800x600][1600x1200]

Bird and gator. It's a Great Blue Heron. [800x600][1600x1200]

Wet bird. It's a Cormorant. [800x600][1600x1200]

Closeup of the Great Blue Heron above. [800x600][1600x1200]

Anhinga drying off. [800x600][1600x1200]

Gator near the path, and some walkers taking the path of greatest distance. [800x600][1600x1200]

Gator in the water. [800x600][1600x1200]

Gator in the brush. [800x600][1600x1200]

A bunch of younger gators hanging out on top of each other. [800x600][1600x1200]

One of the little guys in the same area. [800x600][1600x1200]

One of our first glimpses of the observation tower. [800x600][1600x1200]

Getting closer to the tower. [800x600][1600x1200]

Flatness of the everglades. [800x600][1600x1200]

More flatness, plus some hammocks. [800x600][1600x1200]

At the observation tower, a tram was just collecting up its passengers. [800x600][1600x1200]

The non-wimpy people did it this way. [800x600][1600x1200]

Walking toward the tower. [800x600][1600x1200]

Off to the right, a big cluster of gators. [800x600][1600x1200]

From the tower, we can see one with its mouth open. [800x600][1600x1200]

Top view of the cluster. [800x600][1600x1200]

A swimmer plus some gators sunning themselves. [800x600][1600x1200]

Looking back up the path. [800x600][1600x1200]

More everglades flatness. [800x600][1600x1200]

And more. [800x600][1600x1200]

A bird diving for food. It's another Anhinga. [800x600][1600x1200]

Turtles on the shore near the cluster. [800x600][1600x1200]

Walking back down the tower. Not pictured is the family on the tower who took off their 10 or 12 year old kid's pants. We didn't stick around long enough to find out why. [800x600][1600x1200]

Hunting bird. It's a Black Vulture. [800x600][1600x1200]
E-mail domain:, username: terescoj - Thu Jan 23 22:47:15 EST 2003

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