Myakka State Park – Photo Series: There is a photographic tradition in Florida, started by world famous Clyde Butcher, of wading out into the middle of the wildest Florida swamps and taking photos. There is something so raw about these places that you just cannot help but make amazing photos.
Myakka State Park is a special place. The largest state park in Florida it has a long and storied past of cowboys, ranchers and floods. Once every couple of years the whole park fills with water. The whole river blows out of its banks and flows completely through the oak and palm forrest. It’s an amazingly powerful and truly beautiful site. Fish swim between the trees, gators are everywhere and the whole canopy is perfectly reflected into the water below. These photos are of this time of year and it’s just cool to see, plain and simple.