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A passage in time.

A passage in time.

As I sit before my keyboard typing away at the keys tonight, my fingers rapidly stroke each letter key. So many words trying to escape my mind that I cannot type fast enough to catch them all. So many words to state that will not be stated at all. It is a process...

What will you be remembered for?

What will you be remembered for?

What will you be remembered for ?I ask myself this question on a daily basis, for people tend to forget so easily how short time can be. What will we be remembered for?.  A very simple question that makes you look at your life, at your current situation, and at how...

Stay Humble Always

  I have come across many photographers on this journey of mine, and to each their own.  I have come to accept that everyone gets into photography for their own reason and/or purpose.  Some may be righteous and others not, however whom am I to judge them?  In my...

Standing among legends – Clyde Butcher & Lucky Cole

  Clyde Butcher & Lucky Cole   These are the two photographers who have inspired me to venture forth into the Glades, they indeed are both legends. Clyde Butcher is an amazing passionate soul who captures the very essence of nature in its purest form....

Big Cypress Preserve: Never Hike Alone!

Photo by: Fahad Asmat   Hiking the Big Cypress Preserve: One thing I have learned from friends and those who know the glades to a far greater level than I ever will. Never ever hike alone, always have a partner, a plan, and emergency supplies. If you have a...

The awakening

The awakening

There is an awakening process that one goes through every time they escape into nature. It makes you come to terms with the things you need, and that which you do not truly need but want. I used to be a selfish city slicker who never cared about wildlife, about nature...

Nature is Priceless

Nature is Priceless

Nature is PricelessI've come to understand that monetary gains are worthless compared to spiritual gains. I have come to realize that nature offers us so much more than civilization ever could and therefore is why I explore, I discover, I venture forth into the...

Why Swamp Hike?

Why Swamp Hike?

Why do we swamp hike?I hear the question from many whom have asked me this on various occasions and my response is always the same. You will not truly comprehend the reason why we venture forth unless you travel out there. You will never really grasp the feeling by my...

Snake Boots

Snake Boots

Snake Boots Yes or No?For me there is no other option if I am going to hike the tall grass or swamps of the glades, its all about safety above all else. Now I know some people will say they don't use boots or do not need them. Well to me it depends on what path you...

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