Florida Photo Gallery: Big Cypress National Preserve

North and west of Everglades National Park, Big Cypress is mainly bald cypress, Taxodium distichum, sloughs. During the winter, the foliage is down on the cypress trees, allowing a lot of light to reach the surface of the water. The bromeliads were just coming into bloom.

cypress trees cypress trees flower stream ferns bromeliad

There are plenty of gators, Alligator mississippiensus.

alligator and cypress trees alligator alligator alligator closeup

Bird life is abundant:

White ibises (Eudocimus albus)

ibis roost ibis ibis immature ibis

Great egret (Ardea alba)

great egret great egret

Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor)

tricolored heron

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)


Wood stork (Mycteria americana)

wood stork

Snowy egret (Egretta thula)

snowy egret

Burrowing owl (Athene canicularia)

burrowing owl

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Last modified 15 February 2018