Since my very first visit to the Everglades I have been captivated by the vastness and richness of the land and diversity of the wildlife. The feeling I would have was if I had walked back through time — wild and pristine. The reality is this land is not what it once was and it is still endangered. There is no other environment like the Everglades in the world, a habitat completely controlled by the flow of water.
This past winter, as a selected Artist-in-Residence for the Everglades National Park I was able to continue my journey documenting this ever changing landscape. It has been my goal to capture the spirit of this land and its habitants — tranquil in its quiet beauty.
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