Earthfoot Small-scale Ecotours in Florida
Wildlife and nature photography, Florida Everglades
Thumbnail description:From our base in Miami, Wild Light Photography photographer Jack Heinemann, will lead you to some great opportunities to observe and photograph the landscapes, wild birds, and reptiles of the Everglades. Whether you want to learn more about adventure photography, wildlife photography, landscape photography, or digital photography, we can customize our workshops to meet your needs. We will arrange to photograph by hiking, car, bike, or canoe. Before you book with us, we will talk with you to determine what you want to get out of your workshop, and then plan your time with us accordingly. Our workshops are suited to photographers of all skill levels.
Thumbnail description: Host Capt. C. Koos, has a boat in the Crystal River area and in a very flexible manner he offers personalized close encouters with manatees, a wildlife-oriented day-trip down the river, and various scuba and snorkeling opportunities. He is a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Master Scuba Diver Trainer so he can provide scuba classes for the rank beginner. He can rent you whatever equipment you need.
Thumbnail description: This week-long program, offered by naturalist Roger Dykstra, focuses on Florida's unique mangroves and Everglades. Roger's goal is "to allow thoughtful travelers the opportunity to be with intelligent creatures of the sea, to interpret the symbiotic relationship between land and sea and to carry back with them the commitment to continue not only helping save the Manatees but also the Oceans and Marine Life worldwide." The option of participating in a "volunteer" service program of manatee identification and observation/research also exists.
Thumbnail description: For up to a week, naturalist Roger Dykstra provides an in-depth look at Florida's most exciting wildlife, particularly manatees, dolphins, panthers and alligators. Cooperating closely with wildlife officials and specialists, Roger shuttles visitors between ecological hot-spots and exhibitions, always supplementing the experiences with samples of local Florida cuisine and culture.
Thumbnail description: Here you learn about and observe Everglade ecology. This is a day trip for a minimum number of two focusing on the four main geographical areas of the Everglades ecosystem. Includes 1-1/2 hours in a pontoon boat and visits \to the pine forest, sawgrass prairie, cypress swamp and the "Fakahatchee Strand," which scientists call one of the most valuable biological assets remaining in Florida. Tour lead by naturalist Roger Dykstra.