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Nature Photography and Wildlife Observation

Springs offer incredible opportunities for nature photography and wildlife observation.

 

 
Image of Many spring parks offer viewing platforms and other special locations to see many of the springs unique residents, like this curious manatee.Zoom+ Many spring parks offer viewing platforms and other special locations to see many of the springs unique residents, like this curious manatee. © Wes Skiles

The springs constant year-round temperature and stable water flow serve as a magnet and provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of native and migratory wildlife, including such unique animals as the bald eagle, river otter, and the manatee.

As a result, many springs parks and recreation areas offer an ideal location for wildlife observation and nature photography.

Of all of Florida's springs that offer visitors the opportunity to observe native wildlife up close, few are more famous than Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, which allows visitors to see the manatee and an incredible variety of saltwater fish up close through one of the world's largest submerged, freshwater observatories.

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Learn More About Florida's Springs

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Springs Webpage

 

Locate a Spring

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Use the Interactive Springs Map to locate a spring near you.
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