Thursday, March 19, 2009

Silver Springs swamp


As you walk in the main gate at Silver Springs Park, located just east of Ocala's city limits, you will find a swampy area that looks like this. And yes, there are gators that lurk in the murky green.

24 comments:

Lois said...

Those are cypress trees right? They look really cool growing in that green water.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, I was thinking in terms of greeen spa! Maybe not, huh?

Vogon Poet said...

Really beautiful image, but I feel quite "uncomfortable" in this environment and this is a first in your descriptions of Ocala and surrounding area.

Lori Lynn said...

That is so cool!
LL

roentarre said...

The colour is simply surreal

Wonderful image with beautiful green here

Hilda said...

Alligators? Uh, no thank you. Fascinating though, since I've never seen a swamp in person.

Jacob said...

Thanks, all. Vogon Poet - no problem. You're on a walkway above the swamp and the gators. Don't fall in, though!

Hope said...

Hi Jacob...regarding my post for today on my blog with the colorful Rooster....

I left a reply but I wanted to make sure you saw it...

Oops, Jacob...you caught a major typo on my part!! I love Roosters...and I was one of those folks chasing after the rooster with my camera.

I meant to say that I was very much fascinated by his beauty!! This rooster had his work cut out for him protecting his hens and chicks from all of us crazies. LOL!

PS...I corrected my error!!

Hope in Knoxville

m_m said...

Beautiful but also dangerous! Great capture!

Daryl said...

The algae turns the water green unless its St Pat's in Chicago

Tricia said...

Yikes! You won't catch me around there w/ gators then!

cieldequimper said...

Seems my comment didn't go through earlier on. The first thing I thought of was a "green spa"! Maybe not, huh? ;-)

Antjas said...

Pea-green soup!

amatamari said...

I never believed
that could be so fascinating!
The color of water, submerged logs ...

Precious image!
thanks!

Halcyon said...

Our swamps are not quite so green over here. More of an icky brown color. But we've also got the gators!

Jacob said...

Antjas - I don't think you'd want to drink this pea-green soup!

CQ - Green spa? Not!

Halcyon - I've seen your swamps. Actually, most of ours are brown, too. I'm not sure why this one is so green...

Jackie said...

Wow, what a creepy place! Great photo.

J Bar said...

Great shot. So different to my environment.

the buddhess said...

Yay! gators? Though it looks like fresh green. I can see why you were asking about the river I've posted before 'coz you have gators on your swamps.

Per Stromsjo said...

Well, as long as the green gate keepers remain in that soup - I might want to take my morning swim elsewhere...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Has anyone else mentioned that the swamp resembles green pea soup? That is the Florida we all need to protect!

JM said...

Wonderful shot! I'm a nature lover and this kind of habitat is among my favourites.

Ben Battie said...

Dangerous yet beautiful :)

Jacob said...

It's only dangerous if you fall in, Ben...heh, heh.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson