A Matter of Perspective

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida (FL), USA

The first time I saw a photograph of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, I was convinced that I had to visit this place both by sea and by plane. The day before I took this photograph from a small plane, I was on the beaches near the fort. The place is just as beautiful from the sand!

I chartered a plane to fly me from Key West to Dry Trotugas and circle the fort at different heights. I chose an over-wing aircraft so that I could shoot downward without having wings in my shots. I asked the pilot to fly as slowly as possible so that I could open the windows in flight to get the shots I wanted. I used a circular polarizer to bring out the brilliant colors in the water.

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  1. Wes Harkins
    Wes Harkins says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing shot! I have visited the Dry Tortugas by boat and hope to go back soon. It’s one of the prettiest places I’ve been. I plan to camp out there…I hear the night sky is unbelievable.


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