Archive - April 2011

Hawkeye April Blog April 21, 2011

Everyone knows Disney World as the premier theme park in the world. You may not, however, be familiar with its neighbor, Gatorland, the first theme park in Central Florida which will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary. It is 110 acres of swamps, alligators, daily shows, and too many activities to enumerate. It's a great half to whole day adventure for families and a heaven for wild life photographers, especially in the spring when hundreds of herons, egrets, storks, cormorants and other water fowl show up to build their nests. The boardwalks provide direct views into the nests for viewing that typically are only seen with telephoto lenses. Here are huge gators, baby egrets and a Tri-Colored Heron turning its eggs.