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16 Photos That Prove South Florida Is A Natural, Breathtaking Paradise

In South Florida, we’re lucky to witness sea turtle releases, to see the wind tousle the leaves on the towering branches of Banyan trees and to watch the sunrise next to a misty pier. In this photo essay, we prove that South Florida is a natural, breathtaking paradise. Here’s your chance to soak it all in.

We asked readers to submit their favorite photos for a chance to be featured in our November issue. We received more than 100 stunning submissions, and now we present the best of the best.

Delray Beach

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1. The photographer captures a quiet, empty beach in Delray Beach during an early morning.

(Photo by Thierry Dehove)​

SS Copenhagen

2. A sea turtle swims near the wreck of the SS Copenhagen near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.​

(Photo by Sarosh Jacob​)​

Fort Lauderdale Beach

3. The sunrise is caught between two palm trees on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

(Photo by Mary Jane Mathis)

cradles the sunrise

4. The photographer captures a breaking wave as it cradles the sunrise.

(Photo by Amanda Stewart)

kiteboarder

5. A kiteboarder rides a wave in Delray Beach.

(Photo by Thierry Dehove)

Ocean Ridge

6. Two leatherback hatchlings make their way to the ocean at sunrise near Ocean Ridge.

(Photo by Mary Wozny)

Flamingo Gardens

7. A flamingo fluffs its feathers at Flamingo Gardens in Davie.

(Photo by Kathy Kafka)

 


Pelican Grand Beach Resort

8.  A Portuguese man-of-war washes ashore on Fort Lauderdale Beach near the Pelican Grand Beach Resort.

(Photo by Mary McCormick)


Fort Lauderdale Beach

9. The moon rises between the palm trees on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

(Photo by Stella Oliver)

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands

10. The boardwalk connects The Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach.

(Photo by Thierry Dehove)

Atlantic Avenue

11. Cars and people rush by on this busy corner of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

(Photo by Thierry Dehove)

Fort Lauderdale Beach

12. A surfer catches a big wave on Fort Lauderdale Beach this past winter.

(Photo by Michael Fossler)

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands

13. An egret pauses in the water at The Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach.

(Photo by Mary Wozny)

Everglades Holiday Park

14. The photographer captures this contrasting landscape south of Everglades Holiday Park on the way to Big Cypress National Preserve.

(Photo by James O’Brien)

Banyan Tree

15. A palm tree sprouts through a Banyan Tree along the New River.

(Photo by Chad Marsalko)

Anglins Fishing Pier

16. The morning sun appears on the horizon at Anglins Fishing Pier at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

(Photo by Ben Dickman)