20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Western Everglades in Monochrome

This image was taken along the Tamiami Trail where Everglades National Park transitions into Big Cypress National Preserve. It was taken during the summer rainy season, and water was plentiful in this section of the Shark River Slough. The still, tannic water provided a brilliant reflection of the landscape. Having spent many years exploring the wilderness of Southern Florida, I often wonder how much time we have left. Urban and agricultural development has already claimed 50% of the original Everglades. How long before climate change takes its toll due to our inaction?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Pinecrest, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Nikon D810
Copyright: © Jenna Crovo