360° VR Panoramas of the Everglades and Florida Keys
Paurotis Pond and Hells Bay
Everglades National Park, Florida

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Sawgrass marsh near Paurotis Pond

Sawgrass marsh near Paurotis Pond

A classic view of the "river of grass", the sawgrass flats of the Everglades where water moves as a thin sheet miles wide towards the gulf.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 17, 2015
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Wood storks nesting in mangroves at Paurotis Pond

Wood storks nesting in mangroves at Paurotis Pond

Dozens of the odd-looking wood storks were building nests at Paurotis Pond - one can be seen here flying past the parking area carrying a stick.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 17, 2015
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Nine Mile Pond on the Flamingo Road

Nine Mile Pond on the Flamingo Road

One of many canoe launch sites along the Flamingo Road.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 17, 2015
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The Hells Bay canoe launch is a bit forbidding

The Hells Bay canoe launch is a bit forbidding

When I first drove past here I thought the sign must have been misplaced. But the canoe launch really is through this minimal opening in the mangrove forest.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 17, 2015
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Coffee-colored water at the Hells Bay canoe trail

Coffee-colored water at the Hells Bay canoe trail

A circuitous canoe trail begins here at the Flamingo Road and leads to several overnight sleeping platforms known as "chickees'. The brown water is a natural product of the rich organic environment of the swamps.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 17, 2015
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