alligator

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American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, a common reptile throughout Corkscrew Swamp. Alligators spend much of their time basking in the sun, or lying motionless waiting for some unsuspecting prey to wander too close.

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Swallow-tailed kite

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Swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus, one of the most elegant birds to be seen soaring above Corkscrew Swamp. Twisting and diving from above the treetops, they hunt for grasshoppers, lizards and snakes in the vegetation below.

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Some great news to share. After a bitterly cold and challenging winter in Minnesota, Lisa and I have relocated to Florida. Lisa has become Director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. “Director of a swamp?” you might ask… Let me explain. It is a beautiful sanctuary of some 13,000 acres located in southern Florida, less than an hour northeast of Naples. Protected by Audubon, Corkscrew is part of the Everglades ecosystem. Containing several miles of boardwalk and trails through pine woods, prairies, marshlands and swamps, the Sanctuary conserves the largest old growth bald cypress forest left standing in North America.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Director Lisa Korte on the boardwalk.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Director Lisa Korte on the boardwalk.

Swamp lily, palmetto palm, bald cypress, strangler fig; otter, panther, bobcat, wild pig.   Ibis, spoonbill, limpkin, barred owl; redbelly turtle, cottonmouth, alligator, green anole.   Argiope, pondhawk, dagger wing, apple snail, amazing little discoveries along the boardwalk trail.

Swamp walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Swamp walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Whether you live in Minnesota or Florida, or points in between, we will welcome you and hope to give you the tour. Here’s the link:  http://corkscrew.audubon.org

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Liberia Portfolio book launch in St. Cloud, Minnesota

“Liberia Portfolio” book release will unfold in Saint Cloud, Minnesota at Jules’ Bistro, 921 West Saint Germain Street, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:30 to 7pm.

I will be present, telling a few stories, signing a few books, and would love to see you! Stop by for wine and pizza. A preview of the book “Liberia Portfolio” can be seen here: http://dkortephoto.com/wordpress/?p=4062

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Liberia Portfolio

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Liberia Portfolio book launch

Two years in the making, Liberia Portfolio is now published and available.

Preview select pages of this book at the link “book: Liberia Portfolio” at the top of this page.

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If you are in or near Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, February 13, drop by the Emissary, near Dupont Circle (2032 P Street NW). I’ll be there, 4:30 to 7:30, with copies of my book. I’d love to see you! If you can’t make it, you can purchase a copy through the above link.

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shipping to Liberia

30 photographs printed on canvas, framed in metal float-frames, packaged for shipment to a collection in Liberia. Two years of a life in Liberia.

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Buchanan, Liberia.

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Watching you watching me.

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West Point neighborhood

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Friends pause for a picture as life unfolds in a West Point community.

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