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Spanning the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National
Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. It contains both temperate and tropical
plant communities, including sawgrass prairie, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood
hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments. The park is known for its rich bird
life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue
heron, and a variety of egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and
crocodiles exist side by side.
This image was acquired by
Landsat 7s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus
(ETM+) sensor on May 2, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared,
near infrared, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensors