BIG CYPRESS GALLERY 12 © 1992The Western Everglades
Not many people have the opportunity to live within a national park or preserve, although many of us have spent extended amounts of time visiting them. Niki and I had the unique opportunity to purchase thirteen acres in the middle of over a million acres of wilderness in Big Cypress Preserve in 1992. Life had dealt our family a terrible blow with the loss of our son, Ted, and Big Cypress became our sanctuary where we could find peace amongst the wondrous mystery of the swamp. Our experience of living in Big Cypress made us understand how essential it is to take care of our planet and all the precious life within it. This world is a beautiful, life-saving gift to us; let’s save it together. There are no alternatives; there is no Planet B. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.