Friday Photo: Dramatic Skies over Florida Bay

Florida Bay, Everglades National Park.

Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. Photo © Mac Stone Photography.

Florida Bay, an estuary at the southern tip of Everglades National Park, is a unique 500,000 acre water wilderness. Florida Bay’s diverse and complex series of shallow basins surrounded by mangroves and dominated by seagrass meadows create vital habitats for a variety of wildlife, including the West Indian manatee, roseate spoonbill, and sawfish. NPCA’s Sun Coast Regional Office has been working for years to promote conservation projects, boater education, clear signage for bay users, and sufficient funding for park officials at Everglades National Park to adequately manage its many natural wonders, including Florida Bay.

Thanks to the talented Gainesville-based photographer Mac Stone for allowing NPCA to use several of his vibrant images of Florida Bay to help capture how special it is and inspire more people to help preserve it. Learn more about NPCA’s work protecting the bay on our website.

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Online Editor Jennifer Errick

Jennifer Errick is managing editor of online communications at NPCA.