Thanksgiving Vacation - Southwest Florida

Photographs from a quick trip to Southwest Florida to visit family during the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday. We visited Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Bonita Beach, Port of the Isles, Everglades National Park and Pine Island.

These are the first images taken on my new Nikon d850 which came in the mail just before departing Annapolis.  I am excited to start using this camera as my 'workhorse' to replace the d750, d500 and d800 that I have been using for just over two years.  

 Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass - the inlet that divides through Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass - the inlet that divides through Sanibel and Captiva Islands

 Florida angler, Andrew Wright with a Red Drum caught in Everglades National Park near the area where Hurricane Irma made landfall in September

Florida angler, Andrew Wright with a Red Drum caught in Everglades National Park near the area where Hurricane Irma made landfall in September

 Wade fishing at sunset in Pine Island Sound near Pineland, Florida

Wade fishing at sunset in Pine Island Sound near Pineland, Florida

 Kayaking in Pine Island Sound near Pineland

Kayaking in Pine Island Sound near Pineland

 The post office in Pineland has been the subject of paintings and photographs for artists

The post office in Pineland has been the subject of paintings and photographs for artists

 A backroad on Pine Island lined by Palm Farms

A backroad on Pine Island lined by Palm Farms

 Royal Palm forest

Royal Palm forest

 White Ibis feeding at sunset on a Pine Island Sound grass flat

White Ibis feeding at sunset on a Pine Island Sound grass flat

 White Ibis feeding on the edge of a creek lined with Red Mangroves

White Ibis feeding on the edge of a creek lined with Red Mangroves

 Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

 Red Mangrove Tree Crab 

Red Mangrove Tree Crab 

 The boardwalk winding through the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The boardwalk winding through the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

 Swamp Lily

Swamp Lily

 Loblolly Pine sappling

Loblolly Pine sappling

 Sea Grape leaf 

Sea Grape leaf