Central Florida - Danny Goodding

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Swamp Tunnel

This trail at Circle B Bar Reserve never ceases to amaze me. The massive amount of Spanish moss hanging from the cypress, red maples, and other various swamp trees always feels magical to me. With water on both sides of the trail, you really get the feeling of being out in wild Florida. This is by far one of my favorite places to visit.

This shot was taken this past weekend on a very foggy morning. We got there before sunrise to try to photograph it over the lake and then go birding, but the fog was so thick that the sun didn't penetrate through until about an hour after sunrise. Before that however, the fog had lifted off of the ground and was about 30 feet high or so, providing a clear, but dark and damp view of the world below it. I thought the mixture of the brilliant green of the leaves, the faint green of damp Spanish moss, and the reds and oranges of the changing red maple leaves added an extra touch of magic to this already beautiful scene.

If you have the opportunity, you should try to see this sight for yourself! I suggest getting there before sunrise to beat the crowds though as this place is a very popular birding and wildlife viewing hotspot.

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