Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) forest with hiking trail in the Florida Everglades National Park.
The Everglades National Park is a subtle place where earth, water, and sky blend in a low green landscape; where mere inches of elevation produce distinct changes in vegetation; and where a great wealth of birds and other wildlife find refuge. For this is almost exclusively a biological park dedicated to the preservation of a complex and precisely ordered living mechanism. It lies at the interface between temperate and sub-tropical America, giving a rich diversity of species, many at the limit of their ranges.
With its special significance to the Nation and the world recognized by making the Everglades a National Park, an International...
My name is Rudy Umans and I have been taking pictures ever since my parents gave me my first camera during a family vacation in Germany. It was a Kodak Instamatic. I still have it. I was 6 or 7 years old.
I grew up in a small town near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am married to a girl from Miami and I moved to Miami in 1989.
In the early nineties I was a full time professional photographer. I did mainly products for catalogs for Deltone clock radio’s etc., Avanti small appliances and several importers of fancy perfumes and colognes. Of course Hurricane Andrew came along, destroyed about 90% of everything we owned and forced us to move to Palm Beach where I had several government jobs in small business assistance. During this...
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