16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Nea on Dutton Island at sunset

Dutton Island is a small barrier island in Northeast Florida nestled among marsh, creeks and the San Pablo river near the Atlantic ocean. Popular for its water access, fishing and camping the island is a perfect sample of this unique local ecology. Coastal Florida salt marshes are key to a healthy watershed. They filter water as it passes through on the way to the ocean while also providing habitat for a plethora of marine life such as redfish, sea trout, blue crabs, flounder, dolphins and even sharks. Nea is 7 years old. She is fascinated by the natural world, the island and wilderness. Connecting children and wilderness in positive ways bodes well for all of our futures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Jeff Strohecker