Friday, February 27, 2009

Feeding at Silver Springs Park


Silver Springs Park is one of the "old" tourist attractions in Florida. Located on the east side of Ocala, it sits above a huge underground spring that releases thousands of gallons of water in the Silver River daily. Six of the original Tarzan movies were filmed here, as well as many others, including Smokey and the Bandit 3. Additionally, a number TV shows, such as "Sea Hunt" were filmed at Silver Springs Park.

There's a nice summary of the history of the park and a listing of all the movies and television shows filmed at Silver Springs Park here.

22 comments:

Lois said...

Beautiful picture and I love the white ibises! OK now I have to get a picture of Wakulla Springs on my blog. A couple of Tarzan movies were filmed there too and also Airport '77. It's not as famous as Silver Springs though.

Vogon Poet said...

Impressive image! I had no idea that the Tarzan movies were filmed there.
Thanks for the very intresting link.

m_m said...

Really beautiful place! Great photo!

Craig Wilson said...

Love the wide open spaces in this image and lovely natural colours

Olga said...

Amazing location and great picture! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jarart said...

Interesting place, with beauty and graceful birds.

cieldequimper said...

Very interesting and of course, gorgeous photo!

Ben said...

Beautiful location, Jacob. Good feeling of seasons with those trees in background. The air must be very clear and peaceful.

Hilda said...

The park looks beautiful and I can understand why it would be a popular location for movies. And your photo is beautiful too, especially with those delicate-looking white birds.

Uh, what are they? I'm next to useless when it comes to flora and fauna.

Jacob said...

Hilda: The birds are very common in Florida; they are Ibises.

Thanks for stopping by to all of you today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Bohol Today said...

I love this image and the place, no wonder a lot of movies where shot here. The photo says it all.

Marie said...

I love ibises all elegant birds of that type. I saw some yesterday, but different ones, at the étang du Méjean near montpellier. I think egrets are the same family ???
Beautiful photos.

Ioanna said...

What a wonderful, calm and peaceful picture! I love these birds, I'm desperately seeking for tarzan! Have a nice weekend!

Antjas said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like a postcard.

gogouci said...

Wow this is an amazing shot. Beautiful birds.

April said...

Wonderful photo. It looks like spring is coming.

April from http://cologneblog.wordpress.com/

Hope said...

A lovely photo! Thanks for all the visits and comments to my blog. I am just now arriving at your blog and have decided immediately to add you to my favorites.

Babooshka said...

Hope springs eternal looking at this knockout reflection.

Bibi said...

I can easily understand the Hollywood attraction here. Beautiful place I'd love to visit.

Layrayski said...

Very nice photo. If I can afford it and this is for sale I'll probably buy it! =)

Kcalpesh said...

KoOL Place. And nicely photographed :-)

Christina and photography by Buddy said...

Never been to Silver Springs yet but have been to Weeki Wachee Springs and Homossassa Springs.
Very beautiful photo
Great work
Christina

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