We planned a paddleboarding trip this morning specifically to get some Wildlife and scenery photos for our website, FloridaKeysKitesurfing.com. We headed out about 8 AM to go explore our paddleboarding area here in Marathon Florida, things like land snails, Iguanas, big moths, and a variety of small lizards showed themselves before we even hopped on the paddleboards and left the dock.
Shortly after we left world headquarters, we started seeing more local Florida Keys wildlife. Most of the wildlife was tough to photograph this morning because by the time I got the camera ready to shoot, the critters were gone!
Even though the wildlife wouldn’t let me take pictures of it, the sky did! What a view, a view that never stops changing, that’s the Florida Keys for you!
The Sargassum sea weed holds tons of live. A hand full of this sea weed floating by, shaken out on your paddleboard, can produce little fish, crabs, shrimp, and nudibranch to look at, or if you are stranded out at sea, to eat.
Though Mother Nature wouldn’t let me photograph a lot of the neat creatures we saw, but there were still good times to be had. The beautiful weather here in the Florida Keys makes paddleboarding enjoyable weather or not you get to see and photograph tons of wildlife or not. On our trip we saw Tarpon, Barracuda, Needle fish, Mosquito fish, File fish, Mullet, Snails, Stingrays, Sergent Majors, and many more, not to mention the birds and plants that proliferate the Florida Keys in Marathon.
Here is a little guy that we love to see when we go paddleboarding at Florida Keys Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddleboarding, Manatee! We didn’t see him this time because it is off season for the manatee but I am always on the look out for one.