Water logged

The recent deluge of rain made St. Andrew’s State Park in Panama City a bit water-logged, flooding the lower section of hiking trails along Gator Lake. I was still able to get in a good walk and snapped a few shots around the high water. The tiny island in the middle of the lake was, as usual, brimming with nesting heron and ibis (Ibix? Ibises!).

A small family of cormorants, a mother and five juveniles, were paddling around among the reeds, but my loud Sasquatch feet scared them off before I could snap a photo.

The Spring Breakers were out in force, so I avoided the beach. Traffic was nuts. Within an hour, I saw two out-of-towners pulled over for speeding (I know they were speeding because they passed my car like I was sitting still – karma has her own blue-light special), and two more accidents with multiple emergency vehicles. Hopefully, there were no serious injuries.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream.

Unknown Mami

Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

  1. The reflection of those trees in the water is unbelievable. It seems you and I have similar feet.



  2. That heron heaven reminds me of a recent trip to a bird sanctuary, Tara! And I am loving the “nesting” photo – that bird soaring. Beautiful! Thanks!



  3. The reflecting trees are such a peaceful scene. I feel like I could sit on the edge of that lake and just absorb the serenity for hours!



    1. It is a very beautiful spot, but serene, I don’t know… I’ve had two gator sightings there.



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