Turkey Creek Palm Bay, Florida

in landscapephotography •  7 months ago

Turkey Creek Palm Bay, Florida


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The Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay, Florida offers a boardwalk trail through native Florida trees and wildlife habitat. You can see gators, manatees and Florida cooters. The creek is also passable by canoe or kayak.

Category landscapephotography
Settings f/5.0 1/80 sec 44.0 mm ISO 100
Camera Canon 60D
Lens Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location Palm Bay, Florida

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great photo! I always wondered though, how safe is it to kayak when there are potential alligators in the water? Do they ever attack, and are they easy to fend off?


Gators usually aren't aggressive, except during mating season or when they are protecting their young. They typically stay away from humans except if they have been feed by humans then they lose their fear. It's illegal to feed them in Florida but people still do. They are opportunistic feeders and will attack pets and small children.

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Lovely :) I had to Google what a Florida cooter is, but now I know it's a turtle :)


LOL! There's lots of cooters in the creek. You usually a whole group of them sitting up on a log sunning themselves!

That looks like gator country! Nice snap. Looks like you were deep in the wilderness. Were you standing on a nice walking bridge though? :P


There's a wonderful boardwalk trail that goes through the sanctuary. So you never have to get close to anything dangerous. Going down the creek is a different story.