Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayFlorida

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  • The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway in the Ocala National Forest

    The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway passes through unbroken miles of sand pine and xeric oak forest, some of the rarest natural habitat in North America. The photograph was taken from atop the historic Central Fire Tower, and gives a birds eye view of the highway and forest.

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  • Alexander Springs, Shallows and Vent Area

    Crystal-clear water boils up from the main vent of Alexander Springs. A hardwood swamp and cabbage palms lie in the background.

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  • Florida Black Bear in the Ocala National Forest

    An inquisitive Florida black bear has triggered a remote camera set by biologists. The bear is in the sand pine scrub of the Ocala National Forest, which supports the highest density population of black bears in North America.

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  • Hikers on the Florida Scenic Trail

    A group of hikers pass through rare sand hill habitat of long leaf pine and wire grass on the Florida Scenic Trail in the Ocala National Forest.

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  • Kayakers on the Silver River

    A pair of kayakers explore the Silver River. The background is formed by the tall cypress and hardwood trees of a swamp lining the river's edge.

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  • Swimmers in Salt Springs

    Swimmers escape the Florida heat in the cool, clear water of Salt Springs.

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