Everglades National Park

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The park protects unique landscapes that are home to numerous rare and endangered species including the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther. It's also a paradise for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts. Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan has been exploring the beauty of Everglades wildlife and landscapes since 2008. (National Park Service/Yahoo News)

The sun begins to set as a flock of Ibis fly over Paurotis Pond in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
The sun begins to set as a flock of Ibis fly over Paurotis Pond in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
An American alligator peers out of the water at the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An American alligator peers out of the water at the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Birds nest in the trees across Paurotis Pond in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. The pond is closed off for most of the year in a continued effort to protect the endangered Wood Stork and all nesting birds in the area from human disturbance. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
Birds nest in the trees across Paurotis Pond in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. The pond is closed off for most of the year in a continued effort to protect the endangered Wood Stork and all nesting birds in the area from human disturbance. (Gordon Donovan)
A cormorant sits on a railing along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A cormorant sits on a railing along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America. (Gordon Donovan)
An anhinga prunes its back along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. Abundant wildlife is visible from the trail, including alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons and egrets. It is one of the most popular trails in the park. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An anhinga prunes its back along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. Abundant wildlife is visible from the trail, including alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons and egrets. It is one of the most popular trails in the park. (Gordon Donovan)
A great blue heron flies off after being startled along the main road in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A great blue heron flies off after being startled along the main road in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
An American alligator swims in waters of the saw grass marsh along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An American alligator swims in waters of the saw grass marsh along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A profile of a great blue heron sitting along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A profile of a great blue heron sitting along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America. (Gordon Donovan)
An American alligator crawls out of water on to an embankment and displays its teeth along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An American alligator crawls out of water on to an embankment and displays its teeth along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A purple gallinule appears to hide in the saw grass on the boardwalk over marshes of the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A purple gallinule appears to hide in the saw grass on the boardwalk over marshes of the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A great blue heron sits on the railing just after sunrise along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A great blue heron sits on the railing just after sunrise along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
The luscious greens and saw grass marshes on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., are seen on March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
The luscious greens and saw grass marshes on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., are seen on March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
An American alligator peeks its head out of water drainage tube that stretches across the road leading into the Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An American alligator peeks its head out of water drainage tube that stretches across the road leading into the Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
The Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
The Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A flock of ibis flies back to nesting grounds near Paurotis Pond just before sunset in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A flock of ibis flies back to nesting grounds near Paurotis Pond just before sunset in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A turkey vulture sits on the railing of the boardwalk on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. Tarps to cover visitors' cars are provided at the parking lot to protect rubber parts from the gnawing birds. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A turkey vulture sits on the railing of the boardwalk on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. Tarps to cover visitors' cars are provided at the parking lot to protect rubber parts from the gnawing birds. (Gordon Donovan)
A wood stork sits on a tree near the Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A wood stork sits on a tree near the Pahokee Overlook in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A feather hangs off the beak of a cormorant along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A feather hangs off the beak of a cormorant along the canal on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A turtle sits on a log along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A turtle sits on a log along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
An anhinga is captured on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An anhinga is captured on the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
An ibis makes its way through the grass along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
An ibis makes its way through the grass along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 3, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
A sunset is seen from the main road in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)
Everglades National Park
A sunset is seen from the main road in Everglades National Park, Fla., March 4, 2014. (Gordon Donovan)

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