Since day one, we have looked at social media as a way to connect and educate the community, using the different online platforms for social good. Through social media, we have been able to share insight into our daily world while informing the public on the small, yet impactful profession of Landscape Architecture.
Below are a few of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow focused on the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Florida. Take a look and follow along with us! Just maybe you’ll find a new place to go out and explore and that gets a like in our book.
In no particular order:
Click the @upworthy link in our bio to see 13 gorgeous photos of wild Florida that show why it’s worth saving. > > “I think if everyone would spend just a little bit of time experiencing our natural spaces, they would fall in love with them the way I have, and we’d have an unstoppable force for their protection.” @carltonward #KeepFLWild #FloridaWildlifeCorridor #ConnectProtectRestore #Repost @carltonward Ogeechee Tupelo – one of my favorite landscape photos, shot on the Suwannee River near the Georgia Florida border on day 96 of the 2012 @fl_wildcorridor expedition from Everglades National Park to the Okefenokee Swamp. It was drizzling this day. A four second long exposure on a tripod soaked in the even light and vibrancy of the emergent spring leaves. A polarizing filter, partially turned, cut through sheen of the water to reveal the surreal orange of the shallow white sandbar glowing through tannin stained swamp water while retaining the reflection of the tree on the surface. Our original expedition route would have had us hiking the final week through the Pinkook Swamp but a 30,000-acre wildfire there pushed us further west to paddle upstream on the Suwannee. It was so shallow we had to drag our boats at times but the scenery was some of the most beautiful of the whole Expedition and this photograph became my most collected print. I heard the river water was 16 feet higher the next year. From the perspective of my current project, the Okefenokee is excellent panther habitat. Hopefully a breeding population can establish there someday.
Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter, FL – Photographing Blowing Rocks Preserve is a great experience because of all the wonderful textures just waiting for the sun to cross over and create a whole world of opportunities in shadows and highlights. #blowingrock #clydebutcher #lovefl #helloflorida #blackandwhitephotography #blowingrockspreserve
Today is #EvergladesDay! I captured this photo just after sunset from a Cessna 177 airplane looking out over the Ten Thousand Islands. Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, including the largest contiguous protective mangrove forest in the western hemisphere. The park has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site and a Wetland of International Importance, one of only three locations in the world to appear on all three lists. #Everglades #Mangroves #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild