Sun Rising at Fisheating Creek, Florida
Egrets, Herons, Ibises… all searching for breakfast as dawn arrives, on the banks of Fisheating Creek, Florida
This photograph is from my first trip to Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, near Palmdale, Florida. I can’t believe it took me this long to visit! It’s an amazing place, and not as far as I thought. I decided to try to hike to the “Memorial Tree” for sunrise. The trail was pretty confusing, so I got lost and had to double back a few times. Because of this, I ended up actually technically missing sunrise. However, because of all the tall cypress trees, when I arrived the scene was still in shadow. As I waited for the dawn light to hit the Memorial Tree, I noticed that it was first starting to barrel down the creek bed. It illuminated the scene beautifully, showing hoards of wading birds all along the riverbanks. I have no idea why they call this place Fisheating Creek, but there was certainly a lot of fish eating going on!
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