Located off the southeastern edge of the peninsula, the Florida Keys is an infamous chain of islands stretching out about 120 miles with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Though the islands are fairly small, they consist of a dynamic array of terrestrial biodiversity. Even more dynamic is the aquatic life. “Lush” is a grotesque understatement when trying to describe the biodiversity of the Florida Keys. Though I’ve never live in the Keys, it has been a go-to spot for soulful recharging throughout my adult life. Along with Big Cypress and the Everglades, in the roadtrip of life this is where I go to cool my engine and reset my odometer, so to speak. Photographs in this gallery will consist of images taken from the northern Keys all the way south to Key West. It will also include photographs from Dry Tortugas National Park (located about 68 miles west of Key West and only accessible by boat or plane). All organisms (even the humans) were non-captive unless otherwise noted. This gallery will continue to be updated as new material is added to the site.