FLORIDA (MANATEES & SPRINGS/CAVERNS) - FEBRUARY, 2010
All pictures 2012 by Ken Kurtis
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For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nikon D200 in "manual" in an Ikelite housing with dual SB-105 strobes,
mostly at 1/16th power, 400- 800 ISO, 10-24mm & 18-70mm lenses
Surface: Nikon D70 in "Program," 200 ISO.

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CRYSTAL RIVER
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Sign in front of City Hall And their "Manatee" mascot Our pontoon boat & motley crew The real deal
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Soooo cute Grabbing a sniff of air Calf & momma Clear water
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All have dinged up tails . . . . . . or prop scars on their back. Checking us out Coming up the narrow channel
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Snoozing Snorkeler silt More snoozing Self-scratch
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This one towed a satellite tracker Fish cleaning the algae Self-hug??? Group hug
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RAINBOW RIVER
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Getting ready to start the drift Perch Small sand boils Unknown - but he was big
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The Gar Hole Gar in the sunlight Better view Barbara at the cavern entrance
GINNIE SPRINGS
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In place at Ginnie The rules The Ginnie basin (note stairs) Ready to enter the cavern
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Glenn entering the cavern Ferdie going further in Glenn at the grate Ferdie coming out
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THE DARK WATER
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Heading towards the river Ferdie at the edge From inside the muck looking back Matt explores the dark water
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THE FLOODED AREAS
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Orange Grove entry stairs - 2008 Same spot in 2010 Troy Springs in 2008 As close as we could get 2010
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