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

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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 

A Florida resident since 1974, Melanie Lentz-Janney is the owner/CXO of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the Sunshine State's most unique and quirkiest treasures. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state as well as celebrating good old-fashioned Florida kitsch. Lentz-Janney’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – with a focus on “fun and affordable.” Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, the BEST Travel Blog (twice), and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Sunshine Awards. Lentz-Janney is a member of Florida Outdoor Writers Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. She is also a well-respected marketing expert and an award-winning filmmaker.

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