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Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy a photography exhibit entitled, “Waterbirds,” by Charlie Causey at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Saturday, February 6 (between 2 to 5 p.m.).
Mr. Causey has been a Florida Keys resident since 1980, during which time he developed a passion for saltwater fly fishing and (more recently) photography of large, south Florida water birds. Mr. Causey founded the Florida Keys Environmental Fund in 1988, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect area marine and terrestrial ecosystems. He serves on a number of local, state and national environmental Boards of Directors.
Charlie Causey’s photographic adventures with large wading birds began 6 years ago and most of the photos taken in the park were at 4 places: Lake Ingraham, Snake Bight, Eco Pond and the Anhinga Trail.
According to the photographer, “The best chance for an up close photo of a large water bird like the egret, heron, or anhinga, is at Anhinga Trail. Often while boating in front of Flamingo or other parts of Florida Bay, I can get a photo of a bird in flight. That usually requires being ready, with a fast camera, telephoto lens, and a bit of luck for a quick series of shots as the birds go whizzing by. Even if I see them coming, to get a large, printable keeper is the exception rather than the rule. Approximately one third of the exhibit’s photos were taken with the camera attached to a tripod to ensure no blur in the photo and as much detail as possible. I hope you enjoy my work and that you also visit Anhinga Trail; you’ll be glad you did.”
WHAT: “Waterbirds” Exhibit by photographer Charlie Causey.
WHEN: February 2016; Artist’s Reception, Saturday, February 6, (between 2 - 5 p.m.).
WHERE: The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery.
PHOTO: Great white egret with chicks. Photograph by Charlie Causey
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, approximately 10 miles southwest of Homestead. It features award-winning natural history displays, an 18-minute film about Everglades National Park, and related book sales. Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the visitor center is free.
For information and directions to the park please visit the park website at https://www.nps.gov/ever or call (305) 242-7700 (during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).