Francie Stoutamire Photography | Scenery

May - Misty Jungle Boat Ride.

May - Misty Jungle Boat Ride.

May - Spider Lilies.

May - Spider Lilies.

May - Cypress Knees.

May - Cypress Knees.

May - Giant Swallowtail.

May - Giant Swallowtail.

January and White Ibis against a backdrop of moss.

January and White Ibis against a backdrop of moss.

January and manatees are abundant.

January and manatees are abundant.

January and a manatee comes up for air.

January and a manatee comes up for air.

January and the area where Tarzan movies were filmed.

January and the area where Tarzan movies were filmed.

January and a view of the Lodge and dock from the Jungle Boat Tour.

January and a view of the Lodge and dock from the Jungle Boat Tour.

The lodge. Beautifully maintained, and virtually unchanged from my childhood, I love this place!

The lodge. Beautifully maintained, and virtually unchanged from my childhood, I love this place!

Perfectly gorgeous December day, another Jungle Boat out on tour, you never see the same thing twice!

Perfectly gorgeous December day, another Jungle Boat out on tour, you never see the same thing twice!

June, and a perfect day for the Jungle Boat Ride at Wakulla Springs.

June, and a perfect day for the Jungle Boat Ride at Wakulla Springs.

The number of manatees in the Wakulla River and at the Spring has increased yearly over the past five years.

The number of manatees in the Wakulla River and at the Spring has increased yearly over the past five years.

Closing its nostrils to safely submerge.

Closing its nostrils to safely submerge.

One of two Osprey nests we saw, at the top of the tree on the left.

One of two Osprey nests we saw, at the top of the tree on the left.

Florida Cooter turtles.

Florida Cooter turtles.

Manatees may rest submerged at the water bottom or just below the surface, coming up to breathe on the average of every three to four minutes.

Manatees may rest submerged at the water bottom or just below the surface, coming up to breathe on the average of every three to four minutes.

Fascinating tree, still alive and putting out new growth.

Fascinating tree, still alive and putting out new growth.

Impressive teeth, and the tail was as long as the distance from its head to back legs.

Impressive teeth, and the tail was as long as the distance from its head to back legs.

The Glass Bottom Boats were running! Part of the edge of the 120 foot deep chasm of the Spring.

The Glass Bottom Boats were running!  Part of the edge of the  120 foot deep chasm of the Spring.