Stretching from just south of Orlando all the way to Florida Bay, the Florida Everglades is a tropical wetlands covering more than 734 square miles. Kirk Rangoonath, our SideKick360 winner for 11/14/14, has spent years capturing the beauty of this unique ecosystem.
"If you ever get to visit the Florida Everglades, the first thing you will probably notice is the abundance of American Alligators. I have taken quite a few alligator pics over the years, but I really liked how this image turned out with the lack of wind and low light conditions. I usually shoot in direct sunlight, so I really wasn't sure how the image would come out. In this case, it seems to have worked out well. Learning everyday with every shot! This image was taken in Big Cypress National Preserve on a beautiful late afternoon." - Kirk
See more of Kirk's work at http://instagram.com/LostInTheGlades