Florida, USA - November 2012

In November 2012, I went to Florida on a self-organized 7-days, as I like to call it, "hard-core" birding trip. That means every day starting at 5 a.m. and the entire day looking for birds (and other wildlife!) until well after dark. Long exhausting days, but filled with great and thrilling experiences. Call me nuts, but I just love it! Being all alone on this trip this time meant that I could fully check out the wildlife at my own pace, taking all the time and patience with photographing and filming the - sometimes not so patient - animals. I was very lucky to come face to face with the rare Bobcat and the Florida Snapping Turtle in the Everglades! Besides a huge number of birds, including the threatened White-crowned Pigeon, I photographed a Southern Black Racer after having it caught and put into the grass for easier handling. Please check all my Florida photo's under Florida. Also, I took quite a few amazing video clips of Aligators, a Florida Snapping Turtle, Vultures, Hawks and some other birds. Check them out at Video's.