DISNEY WILDERNESS PRESERVE – GRAND SWAMP © 1998Poinciana, FL
The Disney Wilderness Preserve is the result of an innovative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, government regulatory agencies, and Disney, which may change the course of restoration and mitigation practices in Florida. I was curious to see what it was that Disney and The Nature Conservancy had worked to protect, so when I was invited to photograph the Preserve, I jumped at the chance. The 12,5000 acres contains some of the most beautiful land I have seen. It does my heart good to know this part of Florida will still exist in its natural state years from now because Disney and The Nature Conservancy cared enough to save it. 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.