The Everglades: The best parts to photograph the park

The Everglades National Park is the centerpiece among all the other wetlands that cover thousands of square miles between the east and west coast of Florida. The best time to visit the place is during the winter, from November through early April.

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Here are some of the best places to photograph the Everglades National Park:

1. Loop Road

Loop Road travels 26 miles through the heart of the Big Cypress National Preserve. There are many ponds on both sides of the road and you should find any wading birds, perfect for practicing your water photography.

2. Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, located in suburban Delray Beach on Jog Road, was created more than 10 years ago. It is now a renowned bird sanctuary featuring herons, anhingas, purple gallinules, bitterns, limpkins and more.

3. Shark Valley

If you like photographing wading birds, then Shark Valley is a good place for you. It’s located about 35 miles west of Miami on U.S. 41. There, you’ll find a large number of wading birds, most within 50 feet from your lens. The park opens at 8:30AM. But avoid the no parking zones along road 41 or you will get a ticket.

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