My Flickr Photos of Springs

Monday, August 16, 2010

Camp in comfort in local cabins

Published 8/15/2010 Ocala.com
Fanning Springs State Park, U.S. 19/98, Fanning Springs: On the banks of the Suwannee River west of Gainesville, Fanning Springs is a Silver River contemporary; both came into the state parks system in the mid- to late-1990s. Fanning Springs has five cabins of the same design — as well as amenities — as Silver River's. Cabins are $100 a night; there is a minimum two-night stay on weekends.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Museums offer variety of new exhibits

Published 8/12/2010 The Gainesville Sun
Opening today at the Florida Musuem of Natural History is "The Blue Path: Protecting Florida's Springs," a galleria exhibit exploring Florida's springs system with photographs, paintings and displays by artists, writers, filmmakers and others from around North Central Florida.

Coordinated by Florida's Eden, the non-profit citizen's initiative dedicated to protecting the state's natural resources, the exhibit launches the new Blue Path campaign, a grassroots movement to protect Florida's freshwater springs. The exhibit is also dedicated to Wes Skiles, the High Springs photographer and cave diver who died while diving off Boynton Beach in July.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Diver search for Tennessee man at Vortex Springs

Published 8/10/2010
The cave is lit with a cable making it an easy trail to follow back and forth, Feulner said, and the deep part of the cave is locked with a gate at a depth of about 140 feet. To get beyond the gate, divers have to sign in with the desk and be qualified to make such a dive.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Wes Skiles: Friends recall photographer's love of Florida's underwater world

Published July 29, 2010 - Orlando Sentinel
...more than 200 people gathered to share tales about a man who never went to college but who was regarded as one of the most knowledgeable voices about the Floridan aquifer.

Friends considered him to be Florida's Jacques Cousteau, saying he explored a hidden and mysterious water world and brought his adventures to millions with powerful and stunning images in still and moving pictures.