Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday - November is Manatee Awareness Month

Manatees are such beautiful creatures and even though they are pretty common place in South Florida, I still get excited when I see them.  Below are some photos I took of manatees grazing at one of the City’s parks this past January. 
Did you know that November is Manatee Awareness Month? A time to celebrate the gentle giants. Relatives of the elephant, manatees spend a lot of time grazing on aquatic plants in shallow, slow moving-water bodies and are sometimes referred to as sea cows. Because Florida manatees are an endangered species, it’s especially important that people know more about these wonderful animals and what we can do to protect them. Photographer Douglas Seifert took this photo of a mother nuzzling her calf in Crystal River, Florida, using a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III camera.
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