|Nothing like drinking coffee with a morning view like this one.|
For this fourth and final entry about my recent trip into the islands, I highlight the fact that you often have to try to make the best out of what is given to you when it comes to traveling and nature photography.
My final day in the islands began on Picnic Key and ended 11 miles later on Chokoloskee Island.
|Our trip through the Ten Thousand Islands, a total of about 25 miles.|
|Looking due west, composing an image from the beach can be challenging, but the clouds can help.|
|Again, looking west, the trees off to the right are all shadowed as the sun rises behind a canopy of trees behind me. So capturing the shoreline with some foreground interest is not easy under these conditions.|
|Trees looked like they were bulldozed by hurricane Irma. Cloud cover allowed a diffuse light to capture the details of the damage and the new growth.|
That's the way it goes out here. You take what you get and work with that.
|I discovered this red mangrove last year and intended to come back to it when I could capture it in the evening or during early morning light.|
|And this is what is left of that beautiful red mangrove tree.|