So as you may know, I recently spent about a month in Miami, pursuing a few leads but mostly seeking adventure and new things to photograph! :)
While I was down there I ended up catching up with a newly found old friend that had gotten into photography recently. With eyes set on adventure we made plans to go down to the keys for a day of photographing and adventuring!
The day came and early that morning I met with my friend Crystina, and was also introduced to her very interesting friend Earl and we hit the road!
It's quite a bit of a ride down there from Miami, but it was made unnoticeable due to an unending amount of good conversation and discussion, as well as a food stop and good leg stretch.
We first stopped at a Bird Sanctuary and got some interesting shots there, mainly of some very friendly Pelicans! There were quite a few tropical birds in the area and some beautiful views! It was also a very cool place as they would take in injured birds of all kinds and treat them! It was a great little stop, till I noticed that the trees were full of spiders, which I can easily say, I was less than thrilled about that discovery..
Crystina feeding the Tarpin!
After that I was brought to the main attraction of the trip you could say, it was a place at Islamorada where you could "Feed the Tarpin". Which translated into buying little bait fish, and hand feeding said little fish to these rather large fish called Tarpin, with teeth mind you, and also fending off hoards of hungry scavenging and vicious pelicans. As if spiders weren't enough excitement for me..
In actuality, despite the vicious birds, fish with teeth, and free flying spiders, it was an amazing day out and adventure, accompanied by some very awesome friends!
Photo of the Day - Sunset in Paradise
After the day had passed us by and it was time to head back to the mainland, we were around Key Largo or so I believe as the sun began to set and you could see this amazing light casting on the water!
We desperately tried to find an area to pull over and get to the coast with our cameras, as that type of light only lasts for about 15 minutes, if you’re lucky.
After a few minutes of slightly frantic driving, we found a little area to pull over and quickly grabbed our cameras and headed to the beach. Today’s photo is one of my favorites I got from that very spot!