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Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.

By Buffalo_Tom
Today I am posting a selection of images that I took at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida.This is where Cape Canaveral has its base and NASA and the Wildlife Conservancy work hand in hand to protect the natural habitats for all the species of birds,insects,animals and reptiles that are present there.
I had an early morning start which is unusual for me !!!!!!! and spent a few hours driving through the swamps and mangroves stopping from time to time to take a few pictures.Bearing in mind the place is full of Gators and snakes and I was particularly wary of meeting up with a Water Moccassin...not reccommended.
Here is a selection and I hope you feel a lot warmer after looking at them.
All images straight from the card with no processing.
Large is best if you have time and thank you for looking in.

Tags: General Landscape and travel

Voters: cjl47, bayleaf, PinkK and 45 more

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Comments


PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 9:17AM
Great set. Love the spider in V8 Smile But they're all lovely

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Ian-Munro 9 200 15 Wales
11 Nov 2009 9:25AM
Bloody hell, keepers pond has changed mateWink
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1587 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 9:53AM
Leaves, water, sky. And the heron, which I love.
Moira
11 Nov 2009 11:03AM
superb set
11 Nov 2009 11:46AM
Not fair !!
Too many good piccies together
Sorry But you can only get one vote
11 Nov 2009 11:50AM
That wonderful line of clouds and the single tree in V1, crying out for a crop. V3 with the wonderful curving diagonal I always seem to be banging on about.

Dougie
Cormy 9 3 England
11 Nov 2009 12:18PM
Great set Tom.
Cheers
Alan
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
11 Nov 2009 12:49PM
Stunning set of images! Reminds me of the Florida Everglades, USA! Patti
11 Nov 2009 12:51PM
looks like a paradise ;
love the last two... esp. spider!
Briwooly 11 452 5 England
11 Nov 2009 1:35PM
Good series Tom

Brian.................................................
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2009 2:45PM
Good set Tom.Love No7 with the heron.
So simple,but effective.
Mick.
11 Nov 2009 3:20PM
Lovely selection of images my favourites are 5-8. Sylvia
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 3:46PM
Some great comps here Nic, and good contrast and colour straight from camera, yes I feel warmer Smile (thanks!)

Mari
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Nov 2009 4:41PM
I will PM you--- These are lovely!
Jennnnn
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 5:11PM
You'll just have to change your name Tom LOL Wink

Mari
wyatturp 11 2 England
11 Nov 2009 6:22PM
V5 for me Tom
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
11 Nov 2009 7:21PM
Nice series this Tom!

Rgds
Paul
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
11 Nov 2009 7:49PM
Vs 1-6: Such wonderful light and colour in these, Tom!

Vs 7 & 8: Well shot!!

And so impressive that these are the unprocessed shots...

A...
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 8:27PM
Pleased to be 30th to vote on this epic selection, Tom. An interesting, well-taken set.
Terry
RachelMB 10 42 10 England
12 Nov 2009 7:55AM
They are all nice shots, but the last three are my favourites Smile
12 Nov 2009 10:08AM
wonderful image.
konu 8 31 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 10:21AM
nice ones
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 11:55AM
Lovely set of images Tom ..... definately 'a wish I was there' feeling Smile

gill
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 2:17PM
Enjoyed that trip
Mavis
12 Nov 2009 4:33PM
Fabulous collection.
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
12 Nov 2009 6:25PM
Good reportage Tom

Malcolm
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
12 Nov 2009 7:19PM
Simple butt effective Tom. Excellent work because we sometimes over complicate our work
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 8:12PM
we went here a couple of yrs ago and it is full as you say of some exeptional wildlife, lovely images and a nice trip down memory lane for me.

Linda
great images.Dave
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Dec 2009 11:16PM
A fine set of images of the everglades

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