Nature and Wildlife Photography
Eastern Bark Centipede
Eel grass in the Silver River
Young Rhesus macaque monkey at Silver Springs State Park
Wood duck portrait
Double-crested cormorant portait
Wild turkey feather
Red-banded hairstreak butterfly
Narrow-leafed blue-eyed grass flower
Floating bladderwort (Utricularia inflata) is an aquatic carnivorous plant. You can sort of see in the second photo the "bladders" trailing behind the plant. These actually allow them to float on the water surface. They are also their means of carnivory. Organisms are lured to the bladders with a sweet scent, and when trigger hairs on the bladder are brushed, a "trap door" opens and a vacuum force pulls the prey inside to be digested.
Cypress knee covered in various epiphytes
The epiphytes include multiple species of bromeliad airplants, lichens, moss, spanish moss, and a species of orchid, Florida Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia tampensis) I believe.
Drosera capillaris at the edge of a cypress dome swamp
Orange-winged grasshopper nymph
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