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Come along and browse these images of a magnificent place: The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, located on Sanibel Island, Florida. One of the treats of the Refuge is to kayak in Tarpon Bay, where you can enter Commordore Creek and experience beautiful birds and other wildlife up close.

The photos in this gallery are a representative of my visits to this special place over a period of years. Besides Tarpon Bay, you will see other areas of the island, where there is always something unique.

Some of the photos were captured with an infrared converted camera. You will notice that these infrared images add another dimension to the beauty of the landscape.
Anhinga "drying out" in Commodore CreekSnooping around the Fishing PierEgret awaiting a mealIbis searching for morsels along the beachInfrared image while kayaking in Commodore Creek, Tarpon BayKayaking in Tarpon BayInfrared view of Commordore CreekView from the kayak, Commodore CreekAnhinga's wings are almost dry, Commodore CreekView from the observation tower along Wildlife DriveFisheye view of some of the protected land from an observation tower, Sanibel Captiva Conservation FundEnjoying the sunset cruise in Tarpon BayRookeries in Tarpon BaySunset in Tarpon BaySunset in Tarpon BayFinal light of sunset in Tarpon BayInfrared image from observation tower along Wildlife DriveInfrared view of Tarpon BayInfrared view of Tarpon BayInfrared image, Commodore Creek, Tarpon Bay