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