Everglades National Park

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Pa-hay-okee Overlook, Everglades National Park, Florida- click to see full size image
This is a panoramic view taken from the Pa-hay-okee Overlook in the Everglades. The Overlook looks out over the freshwater marl prairie toward Shark River Slough. The primary difference between Slough and prairie is that in the Slough the water is slightly deeper. There are fewer hammocks and more open space in this area of the park. The small trees you can see are Bald Cypress, despite their stunted size, they can be quite old. These cypress tend to be growing in deeper potholes in the prairie. To see this image in high detail, click on the photo above, then after the new photo loads, click on it again. Or try the virtual panorama below.

If you have QuickTime installed on your computer try the interactive virtual panorama of the view from the Pa-hay-okee Overlook. You can use your mouse to pan and zoom on the QuickTime image. Warning: 4 Mb file size, it takes a long time for the QuickTime image to display on slower Internet connections.

 


Text, photos, and images by Jess Stryker, unless noted. Copyright © Jess Stryker, 2008. All rights reserved.
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