I took this photograph on Sanibel Island in Florida and I am pretty sure that this is a Great Blue Heron.
This fellow had men casting fishing lines on his right, scores of "shellers" sifting through the surf and me crouching behind, yet he kept his focus on the sea.
This shot really captures the essence of Florida for me. Sand, Surf and Shells - what the Gulf coast is all about.
Last year, the Martha Stewart show featured beautiful shell art (mirrors, boxes & displays) from the Sanibel Shell Fair. If you will be vacationing in Florida between in early March, you may want to take a daytrip and check it out!