Outbj By: Outbj

Crystal waters

Alligator Reef is what they call this light house. Its about a mile off of HWY 1 on the keys....and was named after a US Naval ship in 1820 sumtin that was getting rid of pirates!


This water is literally crystal clear and to get this shot, I needed help with the sun behind my back....and a still boat. The water here is about 8 ft in depth and its nice and warm, even in winter. The other reef we stopped at was 25' deep!


This location was more fun to swim in. The shallow reef had a few local inhabitants...one of which gave me a kiss on the chin ...jelly fish love!

  • CatDancing 6y

    Another terrific shot and neat story to go along with it. What amazing water!
  • Monica de Moss 6y

    Love the water colour
  • Karl 6y

    Superb shot!
  • David Glaves (ExeDave) 6y

    Great composition; wonderful blue tones!
  • Paul D. Sorensen 6y

    Great job!
  • Lynn Suckow 6y

    What gorgeous water!! I though jellyfish stung, not kissed. Little did I know. I learn so much on flickr!!
  • tmv_media 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Water Water Water, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • tjk1206 6y

  • texastravel 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Great American Landscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Ben B 4y

    Thanks.It's the local I'm planning to retire in.
  • Calvin Lee 4y

    Great shot.

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  • Dave Bolenbaugh 4y

    Fantastic view.
  • { jess } 4y

    EXPLORE! Need I say more, congratulations Mike.
  • arlies_girl 4y

    water swirl is gorgeous...so serene and inviting
  • tv writer 4y

    Fantastic scene... I'm so glad you reposted this amazing image.

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  • Jeanie 4y

    beautiful image, love the color of that water!
  • valentino * 4y

    bella fotografia
  • kstoon 4y

    now that is how color is done!
  • Adam 4y

    I love the glassiness of the water, and the deep blue saturation. Looks like you were up early to get this one.
  • ClearlyLost 3y

    is this Alligator Light house?
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Taken on February 16, 2008
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