Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Express Yourself

Sometimes we like to take the RV and wander around Florida in January and February. Three years ago our wandering took us to the Midway Campground in the Big Cypress National Preserve. One day we drove to the Shark Valley Visitor’s Center in Everglades National Park to take the guided Tram tour on the 15 mile paved path through Shark Valley. The path is a popular place for bicycling and walking.

There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen there in the heart of the Everglades. We had a couple of up close and personal encounters with the wildlife that really stand out.

First was the alligator right in front of us that crossed from one side of the path to other. He didn’t care that there were tourists all around. Then there was the Great Blue Heron strutting across the road like he was king of the world.

This gator let us know this was his territory as he walked across the path
This is MY path!
This Great Blue Heron strutted across the path as if he owned it
This Great Blue Heron strutted across the path as if he owned it




19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

  1. Gators still make me nervous. I don’t think I could ever get used to seeing them sharing a side walk. Was your header shot taken at Devils Tower WY? We’re thinking of stopping there in Sept. What’s your take?


    1. Yes, that photo was taken at the Devil’s Tower KOA in 2006 just outside the entrance to the National Monument. I would recommend going. Seeing the tower in person is worth the trip. We only stayed one night and had time to walk on the trail around the base of the tower. There is also a campground inside the park that has some RV sites. It was fun to see the tower from our campsite.

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  2. Hi Beth, great photos! The ladies’ face in the first photo is priceless! I would have had a greater reaction. Hope you are enjoying your January this year!


  3. Wow what an alligator! I’ve never seen one that big, only a couple of small ones when in the Amazon but that more than 10 years ago now. Not sure if I would be excited or scared to death if I meet this one suddenly showing up on the path in front of me! 🙂 Guess it is all about what you’re used to:)


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