Mangrove tunnel, East River, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Florida.

Photo Gallery: Paddling the Everglades

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By Michael Lanza

I confess: Everglades National Park was not near the top of my to-do list before I went there the first time, during an all-day layover in Miami waiting for a flight to Chile to trek in Patagonia. After a short hike in the park, I knew I had to return with my kids. My family spent our first day there paddling through a series of long mangrove tunnels on the East River (lead photo above), watching scores of exotic birds fly just overhead: snowy egrets, white ibises, black anhingas, tri-colored herons, brown pelicans, great blue herons (everything that flies here seems to have a color in its name).

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3 Responses to Photo Gallery: Paddling the Everglades

  1. MichaelALanza   |  January 19, 2016 at 7:40 am

    That was my experience, too, Corey.

  2. Corey Beavers (@coreybeavs)   |  January 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I thought the same when I moved to the southeast, but after spending time in the swamps on the FL/GA border, I think the swamp is one of the most interesting eco types I’ve ever explored. The balance of quiet, a touch of risk, and the surprising beauty all make it something special.

  3. bobby catt   |  May 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    love kayaking around Texas, but this looks like a dream!

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