Drifting Down the Blackwaters of Spruce Creek in Port Orange, FL
The tannin stained waters of Spruce Creek support a myriad of life, from crabs and shrimp, to both fresh and saltwater bass, snook, manatee, alligators, and more. It's quiet along Spruce Creek and easy to forget that you're not far from civilization. No noise from local traffic reaches you, only the startled squawks of the Great Blue Heron penetrate the air. A favorite of canoeists, kayakers and fishermen, Spruce Creek is a critical component of a complex estuarine eco-system. It begins as a swamp and gradually changes to a river as it runs to the coast. Along the way, the habitat changes from hardwood forest to freshwater marsh, converging with tidal waters to yield to saltwater marshes and eventually mangrove swamps. The relatively pristine condition of the Creek has ensured its designation as one of the Outstanding Florida Waters.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention Photography in the Water Contest.
- Cynthia Scarborough Beautiful shot!
- Brian McManus (Editor) Must say I like this photo more than the currently featured photo! Great shot!