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LocationWhat to ShootWhen to ShootWhereWebpageDriving Distance from Clearwater (mins)Comments
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Clearwater beachSunset, Pier, PeopleClearwater Beachhttp://www.sunsetsatpier60.com/10Festival at Pier 60: 4-8 PM. Traffic can be terrible on weekends.
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Clearwater Memorial Causeway BridgeArchitectureSunrise, SunsetClearwater10To shoot from under the bridge, take Pierce Street all the way west.
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Clearwater AquariumDolphins, fish, turtles, otters …249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767http://www.seewinter.com/11
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Heritage VillageHistoric architecture 11909 125th Street N., Largo, FLhttp://www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage/15
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Largo Botanical GardensGardens12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FLhttp://www.flbg.org/15Walking trail leads to Heritage Village
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Courtney Campbell TrailArchitecture, SunsetsBetween Clearwater & Tampa http://www.tbrpc.org/scenic/cctrail.shtml22
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Suncoast Seabird SanctuaryBirds undergoing rehabilitation. Pelicans, owls, …18328 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Shores, FLhttps://www.seabirdsanctuary.com/24Donation
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Honeymoon IslandBeach, birdsDunedinhttps://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Honeymoon-Island25Fee to enter park. Walk to north end, less people, more birds.
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Reddington Shores PierSunsetsSunset17490 Gulf Blvd. Reddington Shores, FLhttp://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/parks/redington-long-pier/125927Free to shoot from the beach
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St. Pete MuralsUrban muralsMorning800 1st Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FLhttp://stpetemuraltour.com/35Address is approximate, murals stretch for many blocks near Central and 1st Ave N. Morning recommended, less cars and people.
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University of TampaMoorish Revival Architecture (Minarets)401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FLhttp://www.ut.edu/35
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Florida Aquarium701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FLhttp://www.flaquarium.org/39
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Lowry Park Zoo1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FLhttp://www.lowryparkzoo.org/43
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Ft. Desoto ParkBirds, sunsets3500 Pinellas Bayway S.,
Tierra Verde, FL
http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm50Birds at north end. View of Sunshine Skyway at east end.
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Bush GardensTampahttps://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa56Truck Safari gives close experience
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Circle B Bar ReserveAlligators, Birds (Gallinules, Limpkins, Rails, Whistling ducks, )4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FLhttp://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/circlebbarreserve.html60See a bird you don’t recognize? Ask a birder, there are usually many in the reserve.
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Marie Selby Botanical GardensPlants, especially orchids811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FLhttp://selby.org/81Go during the spring orchid show for more opportunities
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Venice RookeryBirds (Egrets, Herons, Anhingas)Bird nesting season (Feb-May)Annex Rd, Venice, FL
Or, if your GPS requires a full address:
4000 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
http://veniceaudubon.org/rookery85No signs at main roads, be sure you bring directions from website. Need a long lens, 400mm recommended.
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GatorlandAlligators, Birds (Egrets, Herons, Spoonbills, etc)Bird nesting season (Feb-May)14501 S Orange Blossom Tr, Orlando, FLhttp://www.gatorland.com/100Photo tour recommended for early/late access
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Disney Animal KingdomAfrican animals (Lions, giraffe, rhino, etc), Gorillas, Otters, Flamingos, Parrots, etc2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FLhttps://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/100Safari ride doesn't stop, difficult to get good images. Walking tours are best.
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Ding Darling Wildlife RefugeBirds, sunsetsMorning, EveningSanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FLhttp://www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling/170
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Alligator FarmAlligators, Birds (Egrets, Herons, Spoonbills, etc)Bird nesting season (Feb-May)999 Anastasia Boulevard, Saint Augustine, FLhttp://www.alligatorfarm.com/205Photo tour recommended for early/late access
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St. AugustineHistoric architecture, lighthouseAnytimeSt. Augustinehttp://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/205
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Butterfly WorldButterflies3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FLhttp://butterflyworld.com/240
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Miami South BeachArt Deco Architecture, PeopleMiami Beachhttp://www.miamiandbeaches.com/places-to-see/south-beach-art-deco-district260
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SeasideArchitectureSeasidehttp://www.seasidefl.com/380Featured in the movie "The Truman Show".
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Largo Central Park Nature PreserveOspreys, gators, birds,and maybe even otters150 Highland Ave S.E. Largo, Fl.http://www.largo.com10Google maps shows the park on the wrong side of East Bay.
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Tampa Bay Auto MuseumInteresting collection of mostly European cars3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.Pinellas Park, Florida 33782http://www.tbauto.org/index.htm30$8.00 admission, I found them to be very photographer friendly
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