Kayaking Florida – Keewaydin Island, Naples

Kayaking – Keewaydin Island, Naples FL

I launched my Kayak from beaches of Port Royal and headed south, once again, to the barrier island of Keewaydin.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

This Cormorant had managed to stuff some kind of eel or elongated fish down its gullet.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

A pair of Willets work the shoreline looking for food.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

This Fighting Conch was getting caught in the outgoing tide.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

The Willets kept a nervous eye on me and my large camera lens.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

A Snowy Egret hunts for fish on the shoreline.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

And it catches one!

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

A Shark!

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Just kidding, it’s a pod of Porpoise. They didn’t seem to mind me following them around in my kayak.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Blow hole!

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

A hovering Osprey looks for breakfast.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

A gaggle of Double-Crested Cormorants sit atop the pilings.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

There were a ton of Snowy Egrets working the shoreline.

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

Kayaking Keewaydin Island, Naples Florida

No bait fish was safe.

3 Comments

  • Gerchan says:

    love the shots! Your bird photos are something else – what patience you have. Most favorite shot- the conch!

  • Kylr says:

    Great capture of the “cormorant vs eel” here! That looked like quite a big meal sliding down here (a huge eel I’m guessing) So did the bird manage to keep that whole thing down? It looks like the unlucky prey was swallowed still wriggling/alive as well? I wonder, does it stand any slim chance of escaping if eaten in that condition?!

    -Kyle

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