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See photos of Florida’s natural beauty on Earth Day 2020

A pelican is framed by the clouds as it soars over Tampa Bay moments after sunrise near Bay Vista Park in St. Petersburg. [ BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
An adult dragonfly perches on the tip of a cattail at Lake Maggiore at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg. The 245 acre preserve is located just south of downtown St. Petersburg and includes six miles of trails and boardwalks through several different ecosystems. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times (2017) ]
Ibises feed in a cypress swamp along a fence that separates the wetland from privately-owned property in Pasco County. [ Times (2005) ]
A pair of manatees cuddle at Kings Bay in Crystal River in Citrus County. Kings Bay is Crystal River's headwater and is fed by 28 springs in the bay that produce a constant temperature of 72° F year-round, attracting and providing a habitat for hundreds of manatees in the winter months, looking to escape the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2015) ]
A bee sits on the yellow flower of a hemp plant in Wimauma. [ Times (2016) ]
A bald eagle flies after being released from a volunteer at Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue and Florida Audubon Eagle Watch. The eagle left its nest too early and was on the ground when he was found. It was care for until it matured. [ DIRK SHADD | Times (2018) ]
The entrance to an underwater cave near Eagle's Nest, located in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. [ Times (2018) ]
Tampa Electric Company's (TECO) Big Bend Bend power plant is pictured across mangrove islands in Apollo Beach. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times (2019) ]
A golden silk orb weaver rests in its web off the Cypress Trail at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2017) ]
A band of rain frames a fisherman as he casts a net in the waters just off of the Tarpon Springs causeway. [ CHRIS URSO | Times (2019) ]

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Old live oak trees are pictured on ranch land which is a part of the Lake Livingston Conservation Bank near Frostproof. Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition traveled and camped in the area to draw attention to Florida habitat threatened by development. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times (2019) ]
Lightning strikes at sunset in Dunedin. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2017) ]
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks gather in a backyard in Spring Hill. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times (2019) ]
The sunset draws a large crowd to Clearwater Beach. [ Times (2015) ]