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US National Parks: Everglades

Posted by havealittletalk on September 29, 2009

There are two places to look for public domain photographs of Everglades National Park on the National Park Service [NPS] website: the Images for Publication page on the park site, and the NPS Digital Image Archive.

At the Everglades park site, check out the interactive map of the 1.5 million acre park. I’ve provided a snapshot of it, but can’t do the map justice here, and you really need to see just how huge this park is — except for the Miami metropolitan area and the Keys, it is South Florida. The map will also give you an idea of how little of the park is accessible by car, and, moreover, not much more can be reached on foot alone. This fragile ecosystem is a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance. To be all three is exceptional.

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Ten Thousand Islands (courtesy: NPS). If you’ve read Peter Matthiessen’s Everglades trilogy [Killing Mr. Watson, (1991), Lost Man's River (1997), and Bone by Bone (2000)], you’ll remember the Ten Thousand Islands were the setting for those novels about the people who lived beyond the edge of civilization and their reasons for being there.  The turn-of-the-century slaughter of thousands of birds for their plumes to adorn ladies’ hats is among the many acts of violence described in Matthiessen’s  trilogy; the Park is now a sanctuary for over 360 species of birds, 50 species of reptiles, and 40 species of mammals, many rare or endangered.

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How to see the Everglades: tram trail and visitor’s observation tower at Shark Valley (courtesy: NPS).

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What the NPS refers to as a “freshwater prairie” (courtesy: NPS).

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Mangroves (courtesy: NPS)

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The Florida Bay (courtesy: NPS)

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The next three images are all National Park Service Photos taken  by Rodney Cammauf:

Florida Panther, Puma concolor coryi

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American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus

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Another source of public domain images of the Everglades is the DOCUMERICA collection at the National Archives. These were taken by Fred Ward. Remainder of photos are all courtesy National Archives, and the captions are from their bibliographical records.

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PELICANS ON MANGROVES, 07/1972. ARC Identifier 544563

PELICANS ON LITTLE PAVILION KEY AT 10,000 ISLANDS, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 544500

BABY PELICAN AND EGGS IN NEST, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 54451306-0208a baby pe;

CHOKOLOSKEE ROOKERY IN EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 544493

HERON NEAR CHOKOLOSKEE ROOKERY IN EVERGLADES PARK, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 544489

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BABY CORMORANT IN CHOKOLOSKEE ROOKERY, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 544497

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BABY EGRET IN NEST, 08/1972. ARC Identifier 544501.

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