You don't have to go far to find paradise when Florida is the state you call home. But don't just take my word for it, here are 20+ photos of Florida nature that prove just how wildly beautiful this southern peninsula is.
Unfortunately, I don't have enough space to put millions of photos--so these were my top picks that I felt show the state's overall best features. I wasn't able to find any great photos of our incredible bioluminescence, though, which is one thing I do think is missing from this list. I guess that will have to be next on my to-do travel photography list!
Oh and by the way, if you like visually stimulating posts like this, be sure to check out my other photo article here!
*Photos marked with asterisks weren't taken by me; green words can be clicked on for other blog posts related to the title.
*Starry skies over Melbourne Beach
*The calm before the storm over the Gulf
An underwater forest at Rainbow River
Devil's Den, a sinkhole to paradise
Flowers blooming all year round in St. Pete
Ripening oranges at a citrus orchard in central Florida
A lone red-winged blackbird in a central Florida sunflower field
Wildflowers blooming at Hunsader's Farm
Manatees meeting for warmth in Crystal River
A wispy sunset in St. Pete
A massive tree worth admiring in St. Pete
A tree tunnel leading to St. Pete beach
*A pink roseate spoonbill sitting on a dead tree on Boynton Beach
Piles of untouched shells near Fort Myers
An overhead shot of Weeki Wachee River
An African-safari look-a-like near Tarpon Springs
Wild parrots near Tampa
Sunset over Dunedin
Waves from above near Fort Myers
*A living dinosaur lying in wait
*A rainbow eucalyptus in Bonita Springs