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Everglades National Park. Florida. USA

o_l_g_a_r_i • 5 minutes read • July 13th, 2016
This park (

Everglades National Park)

 is just huge in terms of its territory! And there are certainly a lot of interesting places. But we were not very lucky - we arrived at one of the centers of the park at 10 am which was a little bit late. You should come here before dawn when birds and animals are very active. This is not a zoo where all of them are in cages or tied by the leg...
In short, we were disappointed...
We saw a couple of crocodiles and two dozen birds there. This is despite the fact that on the way there, we saw a lot of crocodiles (!!!) just lying and sunbathing on the banks of the river, but outside the park...
Unfortunately, it was impossible to take pictures of them - there were track repairs and we were not able to stop. And we were driving in a caravan of cars to the very center (I forget exactly which center we were in but it was one of the two - Shark Valley or Long Pine Key). The road was in a poor condition and views on both sides were pretty charmless. But on one side of the road, there is the river, and there are crocodiles on the banks and a lot of them... And birds fly...
Then we came to the Center, paid an entrance fee (it was not expensive), parked, and went for a walk along the same, I suppose, river...
I was pleased a little with crocodiles which were lying right near the path where people walk, I even wondered if it wasn't dangerous? But apparently, they are either not very large or not hungry enough.
There were also birds sitting on the bushes by the river, brushing up feathers...
Or they were drying feathers like this one...
Or just hiding in the bushes.
Although there were a lot of birds, somehow, they repeated - whether the same birds flew from one bush to another (to confuse people), or they live in large families there. 
Here is my small catch...
People walk on this road along the river...
Next to this entrance to the 


, there is also the Indian village with different performances with crocodiles (ithe circus?). But there were no performances on the day of our visit. So we just went to a souvenir shop. We immediately left, however...
I believe it makes sense to go there for the whole day, from the early morning, or it does not make sense to go at all.
And the picturesque road from Key's to 

Everglades we were 

promised - also fell short of expectations. There were different greenhouses along the road.
In short - there were fields, fields...
It is better, in my honest opinion, to go on the highway and save time...
Our trip wasn't very successful, unfortunately...
Maybe, we'll plan this tour better during our next visit...
Author: O_L_G_A_R_I
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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