Exploring Bromeliad Forest

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Because bromeliads are plentiful in the Everglades National Park, it was little surprise to us when pro-photographer Paul Marcellini suggested that we visit a cypress dome located about 0.25 mile from the road to see the bromeliads growing there. What we didn’t know was that, to visit this cypress dome, we had to hike through a muddy swamp and skirt the edge of a large alligator hole to get there. But once inside the dome, we discovered another world that is rarely seen by visitors… bromeliads of every size were growing on almost every cypress tree. Here is our journey into that other world.

About Author Jay Patel

I could startoff like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up and say that I am a Landscape and Wilderness Photographer who loves to capture dramatic light. My photographs have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world.
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