What do you think about when you see this image? Every time I am out at the Everglades National Park, and I watch sunsets like this one, I immediately think I am in Africa, I know right? It looks just like you would imagine Africa to look like.
The first thing that comes to my head is the Lion King song, followed by the thought that I am not in Africa, and I am actually at the Everglades National Park in South Florida. What can I say? This place never disappoints, it just feels good to be out here, one with nature, and to catch an African Lion King sunset is just a bonus.
The Everglades is a massive swamp full of interesting wildlife. What most would consider creepy, I find beautiful. From the time you enter the park, you start to see alligators laying out warming up their bodies through their thick alligator skin. Once you watch the Gators for a while and get deeper into the swamp, you start to find so many different species of birds, such as owls and vultures. It is a common site to see vultures eating a rotting corpse, usually a deer or a dead alligator. It is just nature taking its course and you can’t help but to watch. Once you get into the waters you can see all sorts of cool fish, from baby fish to the awesome Florida Gar.
The Everglades is home to some of the coolest species in the world. What some people would see in nightmares (only because scary movies paint alligators and vultures as evil), you will find here. Once you are in their element you understand this animal, and you see that there is nothing to fear. They just look a bit intimidating that’s all.
If you are ever on this side of the world, I urge you to go experience the Everglades and catch yourself an incredible sunset. Check out the video below, thats how my usuall trip to the swamp goes.