Florida Cooter Turtle - Peeking Out of Shell
A Florida Cooter turtle slighty peeks its head out of its shell to see what is going on outside only to see a pesky underwater photogapher. The turtle is on the bottom amongst the mossy growth under an uverhead cover of marine plants in the small Ponce De Leon Springs in the Panhandle
Reflection of Turtle Breathing
A Peninsula Cooter Turtle standing up in shallow water putting its nose out of the water breathing air on the surface with its body reflecting on the underside of the water surface.
Soft Shell Turtle Surfacing at Blue Grotto
Virgil the soft shell turtle seems to be shooting straight up to the surface near the stairs at Blue Grotto springs in Williston, FL.
Sandhill Crane Wading
A Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis, is a wading bird looking for amphibians, small mammals, insects, bulbs, seed berries and fish to eat in the Homossass Spring waters in Florida.
Florida Soft Shell Turtle Portrait
A Florida Soft Shell Turtle, Apalone ferox, basking in the sun while floating on the water surface at Hudson Grotto springs in the northeast region of Florida in February 2013.
Pitt Springs & Econfina Creek Aerial
An aerial view of Pitt Springs where it flows into Econfina Creek. Pitt Spring is just one of many springs along Econfina Creek The water from this 11-foot-deep spring vent emerges from beneath a submerged limestone ledge into a 40-foot-diameter pool, and then flows through a short 50-foot run to the creek.
Chain Pickerel Emerges
A large Chain Pickerel emerges from within the bottom aquatic plants in the clear freshwaters of Ponce De Leon springs a state park in the panhandle of northwest Florida.
Florida Cooter Turtle - Warming Sun Rays
A Florida Cooter turtle walks on the bottom in the clear freshwater toward the sun rays beaming down from above near the small dam at Ponce De Leon Springs a state park in the panhandle of northwest Florida.
Florida Cooter Turtle Hiding Underwater
A Florida Cooter turtle pokes its head out from under the sunken small tree limbs in the shallow clear freshwaters of Ponce De Leon Springs a state park in the panhandle of Flroida.
BluegillSwimming - Ponce De Leon Springs
A Bluegill swims by an aquatic plant in the clear freshwaters of Ponce De Leon springs state Park in Northwest Florida.
Chain Pickeral Cruises by Florida Cooter Turtle
A Florida Cooter turtle appears to be standing at attention as a Chain Pickeral swims by in the shallow but clear freshwaters of Ponce De Leon Springs in northwest Florida.
Grass Carp Swims Over Dive Platform
A Grass Carp swims over the dive platform in the clear freshwaters at Blue Grotto springs in Williston, FL.
Soft Shell Turtle - Blue Grotto
A Soft Shell Turtle named Virgil swims up from the bottom and over the dive platforms at Blue Grotto springs in Williston, FL
Soft Shell Turtle Underside View
"Virgil" a Florida Soft Shell Turtle swims across just below the surface in the clear freshwaters of Blue Grotto springs with the surface trees and dive platform in the background.
Musk Turtle Camoflauge
A Musk Turtle uses the surrounding aquatic plants to camoflauge and hide in the clear freshwaters of Ponce De Leon springs state park in Florida in March 2015.
Largemouth Bass - Ponce DeLeon Springs
A Largemouth Bass repeatedly swims aggressively toward the photographer in Ponce DeLeon Springs state park.
Senior Enjoys Knitting - Ponce De Leon Springs
A senior woman enjoys knitting and relaxing in the serene atmosphere of clear freshwaters, Cypress Trees aand morning sun at Ponce De Leon Springs state park, Florida.
Vortex Springs Cave
An underwater panoramic view of 100 feet deep inside the Vortex Springs cavern where there are warning signs not to enter further into the cave where the cave opening becomes much narrower and deeper. Only certified cave divers are permitted beyond the warning signs of the stop sign and skull on the cavern ledge.