Statue of a manatee at the entrance to the Manatee Viewing Center.
A night heron cruising around the manatee area.
Coming up for air. What a nose!
This one was floating on his back.
He started floating towards the boardwalk. I was hoping he would float under us.
Just as he got to the boardwalk he turned over.
Tricolored heron flying by.
Warm water coming out of the electric plant.
The viewing center is across from the TECO (Tampa Electric Co) plant. It was not a nice day. Cloudy and muggy but it was still fun being out and seeing all of the manatees congregate around the warm water coming from the electric plant. I should have taken pictures of all of the people. This was the day after Christmas and the boardwalk was wall to wall people.
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