Swamp Walk

Swamp Walk

The Eighth Annaul Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival was held Tuesday through Friday.  I participated in a photography workshop in the beautiful Fakahachee Strand Preserve State Park. Mike Owen the Biologist at the park led the group. His knowledge of the Fakahachee is unparalleled. I enjoyed learning about a species of wild coffee I didn’t know we had in Florida. I am anxious to look for it on Cayo Costa. Guy Jacobs instructed the group on photography. It was nice being out in the field and working on different lighting in the swamp with an instructor. The Fakahachee is a diverse and amazing place on the planet.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 14:04h, 25 February

    You got some great photos. Looks like it was a fun day.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 21:58h, 25 February

    I think I would have had my boots on not my Teva's especially when I saw the gator close-up. My favorite pic is the longshot right before the wild orchid (which is my other favorite) I just love the smell of places like that too. Is this a part of your MN class?