Wildlife

The Deering Estate at Cutler: Birds at Sunrise

Birds At Sunrise

Situated on 444 acres adjacent to the Atlantic ocean, the Deering Estate at Cutler is one of several American and European estates formerly owned by businessman, art collector, and philanthropist Charles Deering (1852-1927).  You might recognize it from the television shows Miami Vice and The Amazing Race.

The Estate is comprised of the wooden Richmond Cottage and two auxiliary buildings.  One of it main features is the avenue of palms seen here at sunrise.  It’s a beautiful, quaint, place to visit that boasts what is thought to be the largest virgin tropical wood hammock in the continental United States.

The Estate is open to the public and is a popular destination for weddings.  Checkout the Estate’s web page for all the info.

Mother and Child

Today’s Photo is an sweet moment between a mother elephant and her calf. I captured this while on the move on a safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Lens here was a 70-200 2.8L; Post-processing was done using photomatix (single raw) and Topaz Adjust.

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