MANGROVES: AN ECOSYSTEM WITHIN
The Everglades hosts the largest stand of protected mangroves in the western hemisphere. Important trees for protecting the coast against storm surges and violent winds, particularly during hurricane season, these unique trees also serve as breeding grounds for myriad fish species. What seems like a homogenous landscape above the water, below the surface mangroves provide vibrant ecosystems full of sponges and colorful fish. Not only are mangroves important nurseries, they also provide the coast of Florida with windbreaks and they're the first line of defense against storm surges. This portfolio includes aerial images, underwater photography, and high key photography of the various fauna that live around mangroves.