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Anhinga Nature Trail at Royal Palm
Everglades National Park, Florida

The Anhinga nature trail provides a dramatic introduction to the wildlife of the Everglades. It is the first stop after the visitor center on the main park road and offers a leisurely walk along a canal, then a loop on a boardwalk above ponds and swamps. Abundant birdlife is certain to be seen, as well as alligators.Wikipedia: Everglades National Park on Wikipedia.

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The Anhinga nature trail begins alongside a borrow pit with abundant birds

The Anhinga nature trail begins alongside a borrow pit with abundant birds

To build the visitor center at Royal Palm limestone bedrock was excavated, leaving a long pond perfect for bird watching.

Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Black vultures and alligators on the Anhinga nature trail

Black vultures and alligators on the Anhinga nature trail

Black vultures and alligators are everywhere in the Everglades.

Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Anhinga trail boardwalk over marsh and ponds

Anhinga trail boardwalk over marsh and ponds

The Anhinga Trail includes a high boardwalk section that loops over a series of natural ponds.

Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Alligator under the boardwalk

Alligator under the boardwalk

As I walked along the boardwalk on the Anhinga Trail, a large alligator swam gracefully underneath. Nobody else seemed to notice.

Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Anhinga trail boardwalk above the sawgrass marsh

Anhinga trail boardwalk above the sawgrass marsh

The Anhinga boardwalk provides a good view over marshes and sawgrass flats.

Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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