One of my few alligator photos. I took several shots of this alligator as he rested by the edge of Lake Trafford. Alligators look laid back but they can be dangerous, don’t get too close.
Wildflower photo taken in Florida by Ian Sands. I’m not sure of the name of this wildflower but it sure is pretty.
One of my favorites is the rudbeckia flower, also know by it’s common name, black eyed susan. The yellow flowers can be seen growing alongside the road, in ditches, in Florida’s forests. A few rudbeckia
Another queen butterfly on a milkweed flower. I took this butterfly photo in my moms yard. She has the milkweed plants to attract the butterflies so the chances are if you are there then you
A orange fireball sunset photo that I took through palmettos and under an oak tree. The sky this night was hazy and made for an orange sky when the sun started to go down.
Another photo of this peach / lavender color hibiscus flower. This hibiscus grows in my yard and has been continued through cuttings to several other hibiscus plants. Hibiscus flowers come in many colors but usually
Photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle Florida. Subject: Queen Butterfly. This queen butterfly was fluttering around and through the milkweed plants at my moms house. The queen butterfly has vibrant colors and patterns as you
Sunset photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle, Florida. I took this sunset photo in Port Labelle. The sun setting through the palmetto fronds and highlighting the sky and weeds really make this one of my
There are lots of ghost crabs on Cape San Blas beach at Saint Joseph peninsula state park in Florida. At first the crabs would just run down their hole when I got close and I
I’ve been to a few beaches in Florida and I have to say that Cape San Blas has the prettiest sand I’ve seen in the state. This was at Saint Joseph peninsula state park, very
I took this closeup photo of the sunset in May on the Sanibel Causeway in Florida. I like the contrast of the dark waters against the orange sky with the sun slipping away and lighting
Never know what you might see at the Okaloacoochee Slough state forest. I was lucky enough to see this black swallowtail butterfly enjoying this spanish needle flower. This swallowtail kept going back and forth between
I took this photo of this tabebuia flower from the sidewalk on the side of the highway. Tabebuia is a tree that seems to bloom once a year, very early in the spring in southwest Florida.
I took this photo of this pink desert rose flower a few years back and recently came across it and wanted to share. The desert rose has become one of my favorite flowers. Of course
This bright white hibiscus flower photo was taken in Labelle Florida. The sunlight was hitting the flower just right to capture the hibiscus color and shape. Notice the outlined shadows on the flower. The dark
Another queen butterfly photo that I took using my canon powershot camera. As you can see this queen butterfly is on a milkweed flower as well. The long leaves make an excellent food supply for
Queen butterflies can be seen in Florida through most of the year. This butterfly lays it’s eggs on the milkweed plant. The eggs turn into caterpillars which eat the leaves of the milkweed plant and
This hibiscus photo has always been one of my favorites. For me it turned out so well because the plant was in an overgrown area casting lots of shade except directly on the white flower.
A picture I took a while back that I really like. This pink oleander flower seems bigger than most regular oleander flowers. Oleander flowers are poisonous. Not too much to worry about though as long
A closeup picture of an alamanda flower. Seems the light was just right to capture the texture and bright color of this flower. There are several different varieties of alamanda. I believe yellow is the
I miss living in Muse Florida where I would often see the rare scrub jay bird in my yard. And even more so if we put bird seed out. I was fortunate enough to snap
This photo was take in the month of September in the small town of Labelle, Florida. This plant was growing near a sidewalk that made it easily accessible for capturing the close up image. What
A clear afternoon for a dazzling sunset on the Sanibel Causeway This photo was take in the month of August in the beautiful state of Florida A little glare and a few smudges on my lens
The yellow elder is native to the Bahamas and is its national flower. It can also be seen throughout south Florida. I started this plant from a seed and watched it grow. It took less
Lido Key Beach Sunset. I snapped this shot and several others at Lido South Park in Sarasota Florida. If you enjoy the beach this park is worth the visit. A great place for photography or
Humming Bird, Abaco, Bahamas. This photo is one of my favorites. Trust me, not an easy task for me to capture this or any other hummingbird in a clear image. I was truly blessed to
Pink Oleander Flower. A common flower seen in Florida. Pink is the most common flower but I’ve seen other colors as well such as red and white. The scientific name for this plant is nerium oleander.
One of my favorite sunsets. I took this photo a few years back and it has always been one of my favorite shots. The clouds look like a painting and the background of the blue
Yellow flower partridge pea, chamaecrista fasciculata. I first came across this plant when visiting a park. (Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park)It’s a small flower, not very showy but the more I saw it the more it grew
A common scene at the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. If you visit this forest in Florida you will see plenty of palmettos and cabbage palm trees. I took this shot from the boardwalk at the
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest Hendry County Florida. One of my very favorite spots to photograph and enjoy the natural beauty of God’s creation and enjoy peace and quiet. I absolutely love the way the palm
Orchid Flower (Orchid Tree) In Florida there are several trees that you can see blooming during the year. Also referred to as a Hongkong Orchid. There are trees with white orchid flowers as well.
The coral vine plant has bunches of vibrant pink flowers that makes it stand out to anyone that likes colors or flowers. As you can see from the picture it is also a favorite of
Orange sunset with palm tree through the power lines. I took this photo in Lakeworth near West Palm Beach from the sidewalk of a busy street. A beautiful sunset over a busy street with lots
Orange sunset over the trees and brush. This sunset photo was taken on a back road looking through the trees. The branches on the right are from an oak tree and the brush on the
Royal poinciana tree with red blooms and seed pods. One of my favorite trees, the royal poinciana blooms during the summer months and has beautiful showy red flowers. I see the blooms mostly when I’m driving
This hibiscus flower plant was started from a cutting and passed onto me. It has since then been multiplied several times by many cuttings. I know it can be seen regularly on the island
One of my very favorite butterfly photos. This gulf fritillary butterfly almost looks like a painting. I used the macro setting on my camera as I often do for closeup shots and this one
My brother gave me this yellow canna lily plant a while back and as you can see the colors are very vibrant. A very nice lily to photograph. The canna seems to like a lot
The oleander is one of my favorite types of flowers. There are various colors but as far as I can tell the most common are pink an crimson. This one looks light yellow to almost
This fox squirrel showed up at the house when he realized we put out seed for the birds. He was there daily for about a month, only stopped coming when the bird seed ran out.