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Everglades: America's Wetland
From Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, from inside the bone-crushing jaws of an alligator to the storms that race across the black water backcountry, award-winning conservation photographer and National Audubon Society biologist Mac Stone takes us on a visual journey through the Everglades. In Everglades: America’s Wetland more than 200 striking photographs—images that have wowed National Geographic, The BBC, NPR and periodicals across the globe—showcase the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem, capturing the amazing depths of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
Aerial views in Everglades: America’s Wetland highlight the vast expanse of the River of Grass. Underwater images capture the endless wonders of the Everglades, including sharks darting through mangrove roots. Intimate close-ups showcase awe-inspiring flora and fauna such as the ghost orchid, the Florida panther, the endangered Everglades snail kite, roseate spoonbills, and, of course, the majestic American alligator.
In a special foreword, Michael Grunwald introduces readers to a short history of the Everglades. Exclusive essays from the top minds in Everglades conservation appear throughout the book, opening an even wider perspective on Stone's powerful photographs. Hardcover, 304 pages, 234 color images with 4 maps.
The Smithsonian National Zoo works to help conserve and protect many of the animals that can be found in the Everglades, including the American Alligator, which can be seen at the National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center.
Artworks depicting aspects of the Everglades are included in our National Museum of the American Indian, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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