Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward. Captured through compelling imagery and visual design, photographs featured in the exhibit will provide viewers with a rare opportunity to experience some of Florida’s most captivating wildlife and native habitats. At the same time, Ward’s photographs call attention to the fragility of Florida’s natural environment and how that very life may not survive without preservation.
Advocating the protection of these natural resources and wildlife habitats, Ward empowers viewers and ignites the conversation needed to keep Florida wild.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether or not you go, The Forgotten Coast: Florida Wildlife Corridor Glades to Gulf Expedition is a 256-page coffee table book showcasing the beauty of wild Florida through Ward's most recent Expedition. The book features the stunning photography of Carlton Ward Jr. and essays from each of the Expedition team members. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam contributed the Foreword. "Carlton Ward's wonderful photographs remind all of us why we love Florida, and why it's worth fighting for. The team's journals of their trek though this imperiled paradise are colorful, meticulous, and impassioned. Reading them is the next best thing to being there." - Carl Hiaasen