Everglades_National_Park was created to protect the fast disappearing and fragile ecosystem of wetlands and cypress and mangrove forests. About one million people visit each year.

Everglades City, a small hamlet south of Naples, provides a gateway to the Everglades for visitors to Southwest Florida. Many thrill to an airboat ride through the wetlands. Others wish for a quiet ride to view wading birds, alligators and other wildlife.   

Visit these websites for more information:

Everglades National Park

National Park Boat Tours

Captain Jack's Air Boat Tours & More

Speedy Johnsons Air Boat Tours

Shark Valley

Cylde Butcher, a renowned nature photographer, has photographed in black and white Southwest Florida, the Everglades as well as other areas of the United States.  View some ofhisphotographs at his website http://www.clydebutcher.com.