Ft. DeSoto (as seen from the East Beach shoreline)


Fort DeSoto is a sprawling, mega beach, park, wetlands, forest, sanctuary, playground and historic landmark all rolled into one ginormous (11,000 acres) Florida park.

Recently I spent a (blistering cold) morning there photographing the shoreline, and views of the famous Sunshine Skyway bridge, from the East Beach of the park. There are some seagull and Great Egret shots thrown in among some of these recent captures:


From the East Beach, looking at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge


A lone beach comber travels alone the shore of the East Beach, Fort DeSoto


A group of Terns in the chilly shoreline. Funny how they huddle together, as if staying warm on this, the coldest day on record, at Fort DeSoto


I never noticed, until this day, that Terns enjoy floating like ducks in the ocean.


Another view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as the sun and the chilly morning converge.


Planet Earth, also known as the East Beach shoreline at Fort DeSoto


A Great White Egret takes off while the sun is creating jewel reflections


As the sun and the morning meet

Another view of the shoreline with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the distance