Apalachicola River 1, Florida. 2020
The Apalachicola River in Florida travels more than 105 miles from the Jim Woodruff Dam near Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico and town of Apalachicola. It is the fifth largest river to enter the Gulf of Mexico and the 21st largest river in the United States. Formed from the southern junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, the Apalachicola flows through remote protected lands, rich with diverse plants and animals. The diversity of the Apalachicola’s reptile and amphibian species is greater than anywhere else in North America. The river’s bay, near the town of Apalachicola, is home to one of the most productive estuarine systems in the Northern Hemisphere. This scene was composed during high water on the fourth evening of a multi-day paddle of the Apalachicola River Blueway, designated both a state paddling trail and a national recreation trail.
The Apalachicola Riverkeeper is a devoted steward and advocate for the river. Support their work and find out more about the river and trail here: Apalachicola Riverkeeper
Captured on CatLABS X 80 4×5 sheet film. Scanned with an Epson Perfection v850 Pro. Composed on the Apalachicola River on December 30, 2020.