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Florida’s Birding And Photo Fest Launches Its 15th Year


Whether you are newly interested in wildlife photography or a seasoned veteran, Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest in Ponte Vedra Beach opens the door to the outdoors and nature for its 15th year.

Many of us enjoy wildlife photography, especially when it comes to birds. And when our interest elevates from capturing an image, or a memory, to improving the artistic element of our photography, we look for a way to improve our craft. Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest is one the most popular events in the Southeast and will take place on Florida’s Historic Coast, between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Northeast Florida provides a rich backdrop for photographing birds and wildlife with so many species of birds, a welcoming climate, a diverse natural environment and a plethora of access points to observe wildlife.

The Festival will be based at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) Reserve Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach. The GTM Reserve is one of the many locations for the festival activities covering thousands of acres and home to a pristine ecosystem. Salt marshes, tidal wetlands, oyster bars, estuarine lagoons and upland habitat including ocean front beaches are prime locales for observing nature and photography.

Robin Draper, AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 3, 2017