Best Place to Photograph the Everglades You Can Not Miss

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades You Can Not Miss

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades, do you want to know where it is? The Everglades National Park is an incredible place. It is so vast, flat, and wet it can often be difficult to photograph. My favorite place to go photograph when I visit the Everglades is Pine Glades Lake. The sunsets there are just spectacular and there are lots of angles to get some great compositions.

The best time to come is off rainy season, the water is low and you can get lots of rocks to compose great interesting shots, but any time of the year is good. Make sure you walk around the trails because there are lots to see.

What you need to bring:
Lots of mosquito repellent, the bugs out here aren’t bugs they are dinosaurs and without repellent, they will run you off. Bring an umbrella in case it starts pouring, you never know out there.

THE GEAR

The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

The road to get there of the main HWY is a dirt road, it’s not too bad but an SUV or pick up truck is recommended, the puddles can be kind of crazy when its rainy season. That being said any car will make it out there as long as you go slow.

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Getting there: (see map below)
Once you enter the park you will go past Royal Palm Anhinga Trail, the lake is exactly 7 miles from here on the left-hand side. It’s an unmarked road and very easy to miss. Keep your eyes peeled and look for the back of a stop sign on your left-hand side.

I also teach the best Everglades Photography Workshop and tour.  Click the link to sign up. I also do private tours and workshops.

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Best Place to Photograph the Everglades

Zoom out of the map to see exactly how to get there.

Here is a video on how I did one of this photos.




Pine Glades Lake Everglades Florida

Pine Glades Lake Everglades Florida

Pine Glades Lake Everglades Florida

I shot up to the Everglades yesterday to shoot the sunset. When I got there the clouds were perfectly centered over the Pine Glades Lake. I got out of my car without my camera just to take it all in. The beauty of shooting landscape photography is the opportunity you get to be one with nature, one with the world if you will, for me everything becomes clear and makes perfect sense at that moment even if its just for one second. I was really happy…

I went to get my camera and took some photos from a few different angles, and the sky kept getting crazier by the minute. The clouds stayed like that until the sun set, then the colors took over and the silence of the Everglades set the mood.  This shot isn’t as colorful as the other ones but I really like it, you can see another one with crazy colors on my  Facebook. I will post other ones here a bit later…

Camera Settings: 1/60 of a Second f/11 ISO 160 15mm

Pine Glades Lake Everglades Florida

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