Photography and Beach Portraits on the Emerald Coast

As a professional photographer in Destin, I know how wonderful it is to live along the NW Florida coast, a place so rich with natural treasures. I can't get enough of the nature, the wildlife, and all the activities associated with the beach lifestyle. I spend a lot of time photographing beach portraits from Ft Walton Beach to Panama City Beach. Each photo, each family picture is special to me.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This is a wonderful time of year on the Emerald Coast. Cool mornings promise cooler days to come. Sea oats frame beaches and the sand and water are beautiful.
Migratory birds will soon be traversing the area in the quest for warmer climates for wintering. I always look forward to the return of the white pelicans to the area and further south. They are magnificent birds. Larger than the brown pelicans, they are solid white except for black on the underside tips of their wings. The white pelicans are different from their brown counterparts in several other ways. They inhabit bayous and bays. They don't dive for fish, instead, they herd them into a circle and eat them. They also have yellow feet and bills. Some of the pelicans that come through this area migrate from Canada and Montana. Florida has so many areas that are great places for this bird to winter. You never know where they will settle down. Keep an eye out for these wonderful creatures.