In the south, the Florida peninsula is covered by immense marshy areas- the Everglades. 1,400,043 acres or 1/5th of the total area is protected today. The Everglades National Park deserves at least a one-day trip. The wildlife is very rich and varied, easy to approach, providing that you follow the instructions given by the security staff. Anti-mosquito cream and awareness and caution concerning the alligators are obligatory.
You can enjoy exciting tours over the swampland of the Everglades on board a hydroplane.© Tono Balaguer / 123RF
The mangrove forests are the first line of defence against violent winds and cyclones.© Rudy Umans / 123RF
The Everglades are a place much loved by fishing enthusiasts. You can find huge black bass here, a type of fish originating from the USA.© Arco Images Weyers / Age fotostock
Above, a family of Great Egrets. Pumas, Florida Panthers, Manatees, alligators and raccoons live in the Everglades National Park.© Daniel Korzeniewski / 123RF
Ingraham Lake, the southernmost lake in the United States, is located in the very south-west of the park.© Mindaugas Gelunas / 123RF