Everglades National Park Vlog by Dennis Bernhard

This was day 2 of my trip to the Everglades and Keys this past winter. I stayed overnight in the Everglades National Park so I could be up very early for the sunrise. The sunrise turned out to be spectacular and worth every mosquito bite. 

I spent the rest of the morning exploring the park including a minor run in with an Alligator crossing a trail. 

Stayed turned for part 2 coming soon. 

What is your favorite part of Everglades National Park?

- Dennis

Everglades Sunrise by Dennis Bernhard

Everglades Sunrise

This photo was taken on the second day of my trip to the Everglades and Keys. This photo was taken at the campground lake in Everglades National Park. I drove in the night before, slept at the campgrounds near the lake and staked my spot super early.  

I was a little concerned that the sunrise wouldn't be able to break through the cloud cover, but instead the clouds helped to make the sunrise explode across the sky and last a lot longer than most sunrises. 

The mix of bright orange and deep purple was mesmerizing to me. So much so that I didn't even mind getting eaten alive by mosquitos to sit there and watch it. The colors came in waves, ebbing and flowing as the clouds moved across the sky.  

What's your favorite place in Everglades National Park?

- Dennis

Red Shouldered Hawk by Dennis Bernhard

Red Shouldered Hawk

I ventured down to Loop Road off of Tamiami Trail in December in search of some wildlife and to enjoy some of the beautiful wilderness. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The temperature was cool with a slight breeze. The only issue, there wasn't much in the way of wildlife aside from this beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk.

This beauty was perched in a tree near Sweetwater Strand. This is one of my favorite spots along Loop Road. It doesn't take that long to get to, but you feel like you're in the middle of no where. In the later spring months when the water dries up, this area is teeming with all kinds of wildlife.

Have you been to Loop Road? What's your favorite part about it?

- Dennis