360° VR Panoramas of the Everglades and Florida Keys
West Lake Nature Trail
Everglades National Park, Florida

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West Lake dock just after a downpour

West Lake dock just after a downpour

I was very nervous taking this panoramas as the wet jetty was rather slippery, and the pea-soup water very uninviting.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Three types of mangrove are found along the West Lake nature trail

Three types of mangrove are found along the West Lake nature trail

The boardwalk nature trail at West Lake progresses through all three types of mangrove - black, white, and red.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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White mangrove

White mangrove

White mangrove is characterized by numerous peg-like roots rising from the tidal mud.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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Red mangrove

Red mangrove

Red mangrove has unique arching prop roots. It is the species that requires the deepest water and is usually found on the outer edges of mangrove forests.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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West Lake at the end of the nature trail boardwalk

West Lake at the end of the nature trail boardwalk

The open waters of West Lake at the end of the nature trail boardwalk through the mangroves. Red mangrove form a solid wall of vegetation along most bodies of water in this area.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Date photographed: March 16, 2015
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