You have just found the Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots. I have been shooting the Everglades National Park just about every week ever since I moved to Florida years ago. From the first time I came to the Everglades National Park, I fell in love with the place.
The wildlife is so incredible and unlike anything else, you would see anywhere else in the world. Unlike contrary belief, The Everglades is not a swamp, but a river. The Everglades It is the slowest moving river in the world. The word Everglades means “Grassy River” in the native language.
In this post, I break down the best Everglades National Park Photography Spots. From places, I visit weekly to a few hidden gems. If you need something fully mapped out, download my Everglades Photography Guide.
Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots
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Everglades Photography Location Maps
1. Robert is Here. Before you officially enter the Everglades National Park, you will come upon a farm with a massive sign on the room that says Robert is here. This farm is amazing, they have all kinds of cool things including this awesome sunflower farm. You must come during sunflower season which is typical during the summer, and get all your sunflower shots.
2. Anhinga trail. This place is incredible, it is at the beginning of the Everglades and it is full of wildlife. Anytime is great for photos here, make sure you bring a zoom lens.
4. The Z tree. This tree is awesome, the story has it that Indians used to bend trees back in the day to know their location. There are currently 3 trees that we know about at the Everglades. Click here for the exact location. Best time to shoot is anytime.
5. Sisal Pond. This is a really cool place, however, to find a good spot to shoot and create a good composition, you need to hike a bit. I recommend a wide angle lens. The best time to shoot is sunset.
6. Pahayokee Trail. This place is awesome, the best time to shoot here is an hour before the sunset. If you want birds you must wait, sometimes for a long time. I shot this with my Nikon 70-200.
7. Main Road. When you are driving south towards Flamingo, look out your window for views like this. You can get some epic shots right from the road.
8. Rock Reef Pass. This is a great spot to photograph the beautiful American white ibis. I recommend a Tamron 150-600mm. Best time to shoot is during the daytime.
9. Mahogany Hammock. Have you ever seen an Owl? You can find them here. This place is packed with Barred Owls and they are very photogenic. I recommend a zoom. Best time to come is before sunset. You can also find other cool wildlife there.
10. Paurotis Pond. This is a really cool place if you are into bird watching. During the bird season, you can catch a lot of different birds here. Below is a stork traveling back and forth to build her nest. I recommend a 150-600mm.
11. Dirt Roads. There are many dirt roads throughout the Everglades, you just have to drive around and find them. Once you do, pull over and get creative. I shot this during sunset on a dirt road.
12. West Lake Trail. This is an awesome trail that leads to an epic view. I won’t spoil it, just be ready to shoot. Best time to shoot is anytime.
13. Flamingo. This is the last stop at the Everglades, I usually stop here and have a soda before I head back. This is a really nice park, walk around and explore.
And that wraps it up for this list of the best Everglades National Park photography spots. Remember to take your time, pull over often, get out of the car and take in the scenery. This is a very beautiful place.
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