DISNEY WILDERNESS PRESERVE – OSPREY NEST © 1998Poinciana, FL
I had never seen so many Osprey nests located so close to each other as I found while canoeing the perimeter of Lake Russell. This particular Osprey nest was artistically located in a sculptural cypress tree. I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of this beautiful nest. I photographed this at the Disney Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida near Kissimmee. The Preserve is run by The Nature Conservancy and is a haven in the mad rush of “fun” in the Orlando area. 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.