A photographic journey showcasing the beauty that Florida has to offer.

Ocean

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A Wee Little Skimboarder


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Florida Fall


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Surf’s Up!


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Trumpet Fish


Waves from Hurricane Sandy


It’s hard to see from this picture, but the waves were higher than the pier.It’s usually pretty flat here. Wishing our friends up north a safe ride through the storm.


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Last Dive of the Day


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Spades


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Edge of a Nameless Key


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Textured Blue


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Tarpon of the Night


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An Angry Angel


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Isolated Paradise


An Office with a View


The Sun From Below Sea Level


This is what you see if you look at the sun while scuba diving.


A Drive to the Islands


Where I’d like to be


The Endless Summer


Now that Labor Day is over, it is the “unofficial end of Summer” for most of you. Here in Florida it goes year round though. So when you need a break from Oldman Winter, remember that Florida’s just a plane ride away…


Lobstermania!


Finally the lobsters came back out today! I haven’t seen one since the season began a few weeks ago. They were everywhere today! I could have easily taken my limit. I didn’t need that many though, so I only took home 3 lobsters. I even found one out in the open. I caught him and moved him to a better part of the reef where he could hide better. They stay fresher longer if you keep them in the ocean;)

Does anyone have a good lobster recipe to share?


Coral…or Scorpionfish?


Who likes Turtles?


Koko


Blue Eyed Blowfish


Shark Week!

Are you enjoying Shark Week? What do you think…are they man eaters or is it all Hollywood hype?

Here’s a Reef Shark that surprised us in the Keys.


One Hundred


This is my 100TH POST since starting this photo blog back on April 15th of this year. I try to post something once a day, but that can be easier said than done sometimes.

I started this as a “hey, this is awesome, you should see it too” site, but I’ve noticed it’s attracted a variety of fans like “snow bird” northerners, hopeful tourists, former Floridians, nature lovers, photographers, fellow SCUBA divers and ocean lovers alike. It’s always fun to read everyone’s comments and see what everyone “likes”. So please continue to do so and spread the word about this site if you know someone who might appreciate it the way you do. Above all, thank you supporting Beauty of Florida!

This photo is from Fort Lauderdale’s 100 year anniversary last year. They had this giant “100” set up by the beach directly across from the world famous Elbow Room.