Capturing More Wildlife at the Francis Beidler Forest

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Wildlife abounds in the swamps and ponds of the Francis Beidler Forest. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Don Wouri show you their images taken in the only remaining cypress forest in the world. You follow along as Don shoots the banded water snake prowling for food, and a dark fishing spider on a tree trunk. Doug crawls into the hollow of a 1,500 year old cypress and uses a fisheye lens to document the aging bark. The pros also shoot owls, fawns and colorful bird species. Don suggests that aspiring wildlife photographers join the Audubon Society to learn more about wildlife habitat and ecosystems.

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