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Photos by Roger Zellmer of our trip to Homossa State Park in Florida, on February 21, 2014 with my sister Joanne and her Husband David. Photos were shot with a Canon 5d Mark iii using a Canon 70- 200 mm f4.0 lens and a Sigma 12-24mm f/5.7 lens.
Another great Florida State Park about 100 miles north of Lakeland. I recommend visiting this pretty park.
We entered the park via an electric boat through the everglade swamp.
A local endemic Rhododendron flower that blooms all over the east coast in early spring.

If you look close you can see a Great White Egret foraging for crust-ens in the center on shore.

The everglade trees had intriguing shapes.
An exhibition showing local fish in the wild, not an aquarium.
Big bad looking Alligator, what Florida is famous for.
This area of the park was similar to a zoo with some caged animals.
A flamboyance of flamingos cackling.
Injured bird on the mend.
Egret in full breeding plumage.
A Roseate Spoonbill. Never seen one of these in San Diego. The lighting and weather was not great today with intermittent sprinkles.
White faced Ibis.
Love the playful Sea Otters.
The main reason we visited this park was because Linda wanted to see the Manatees, but unfortunately we saw none in the wild. This one was injured in a holding tank where they nursed them back to health. Apparently the water temperature in this bay was too cool for the Manatees right now.
Very cool colorful turtle. I think it is called the Painted Turtle.