Here's a frog surrounded by the small green oval duckweed leaves:
There are several species of Duckweed in Southeast Florida. A couple of
them are stuck on the Snowy Egret feet below. I really should have used
duck feet there, shouldn't I?
You can scroll down a bit more
to see the bird these feet are attached to.
standing in duckweed
Here's an interesting bit of goo in the water. First let me show you the
whole picture, and then I'll crop a little spot so you can see
everything my camera saw.
Duckweed is only a small part of what is going on in the water here. It
looks absolutely wild with the bubbles and filaments, like something out
of a great sci-fi movie.
I'd get a little closer to get better duckweed pictures if the eyes
peering up through it only belonged to creatures as harmless as the frog
above and this soft shelled turtle.
Look down at this next picture though, and see if you can see more than
those tiny fish:
Perhaps if we pull back and look at the whole picture it will help.
Here's a hint - the eye is closed.
That gator was sleeping, but here's another