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Florida, February 2001
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Royal palm "hammocks" dot the "river of grass" in south central Florida. Most of Florida lies on a shallow bed of limestone. Holes in the limestone fill with deeper soil, enabling these islands of trees to grow.
Steve and Caleb along the Fakahatchee Strand trail; it may be February, but it was 90 degrees here.
This trail features some of the finest examples of Strangler Figs in the world.
Gators and large birds relax just feet from the boardwalk.
Wildlife photographers are everywhere. I bet half of Florida's postcards come from this short boardwalk!