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See smaller The fog seeps through and above the Somerset building on Saturday, January 19, 2008, bringing a foggy afternoon to all floors!

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The fog seeps through and above the Somerset building on Saturday, January 19, 2008, bringing a foggy afternoon to all floors!

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  • The fog rolls up along Marco Island's beaches on Saturday, January 19, 2008, first Tigertail Beach, then Residents Beach and the private condo beach areas.
  • After a long day of enjoying the sites of Key West, this iguana - along with the rest of us - was ready for a nap before venturing out for another round.
  • Naples resident Steve Wright snapped this photo of fog blanketing Goodlette-Frank Road just before daybreak on Sunday morning.
  • Steve Sowders snapped this photo. He writes, 'This woodpecker apparently liked the Trail Acres neighborhood but needed a larger front door. Probably for the large screen plasma TV he got for Christmas!'
  • Steve Abbett snapped this shot of a pelican at rest on an old piling along Naples Beach in November of 2007.
  • Steve Abbett snapped this shot of an egret standing guard on an old piling along Naples Beach.
  • Naples resident Linda Meade writes, 'These rose-ringed parakeets are regular visitors to our bird feeders.  It's wonderful to watch them interact with one another, especially in mating season.'
  • Naples resident Linda Meade writes, 'This juvenile red-shouldered hawk loves to visit our bird bath and take a drink when it isn't trying to catch one of the smaller birds who are at our bird feeders.  Fortunately, it was seldom successful!'
  • Seth Burnett writes, 'As a photographer I always take my camera with me when I go for a walk or bike ride. This time I was able to get a shot of this endangered red wolf in North Naples.'
  • Naples resident John Wissocki writes, 'While driving down Immokalee Road in Naples, I spotted this osprey on top of an electrical pole. From the ground, it seemed as though he was balancing on the wire. After pulling out my Nikon D300 and attaching my Nikon 400mm f/2.8 lens, I noticed that he was actually resting on the pole itself. Of course I had to take the shot.'
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Jennifer Southall snapped this photo at Wiggins Pass.
  • Pete Zepeda Jr. snapped this photo of a lion roaring in response to tigers at the Naples Zoo around 10 a.m. on January 5, 2008.
  • Pete Zepeda Jr. snapped this photo of a pacing tiger at the Naples Zoo around 10 a.m. on January 5, 2008.
  • Naples resident Steve Wright snapped this photo of fog blanketing Goodlette-Frank Road just before daybreak on Sunday morning.
  • Naples resident Steve Wright snapped this photo of fog blanketing Goodlette-Frank Road just before daybreak on Sunday morning.
  • A flock of royal turns sitting in a row, all facing west, looking out over the Gulf of Mexico on a dreary Monday on Barefoot Beach Preserve.
  • Frank Smith writes, 'I love this photo and thought you might want to share it with your subscribers. It is a baby owl that hung around my back porch for a day. In this shot he is sitting on my outdoor shower. He is so cute. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.'
  • This pelican is definitely the king of the pier at Fort Myers Beach early one December morning. Here, he's watching and waiting for the catch of the day.
  • The fog seeps through and above the Somerset building on Saturday, January 19, 2008, bringing a foggy afternoon to all floors!
  • The fog along Marco Island's beachfront begins to dissipate on Saturday, January 19, 2008, letting the condominiums be seen once again.
  • The fog seems to swallow Cape Marco and South Beach on Saturday, January 19, 2008,  making buildings from the eye disappear.
  • The fog seems to swallow Cape Marco and South Beach on Saturday, January 19, 2008,  making buildings from the eye disappear.
  • Sheri Kleintop snapped this photo on a nature trail during a trip to Marathon in the Florida Keys.
  • John Wissocki writes, 'Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples is known for its variety of wildlife. Occasionally, you'll come across a species that not everyone gets a chance to see often, as I did. This barred owl seemed to want his photo taken; he posed in this position for close to an hour. I sat and watched him the entire time.'
  • Sheri Kleintop snapped this photo on a nature trail during a trip to Marathon in the Florida Keys.
  • Gates Rodenfels snapped this photo of a red-tailed hawk on a camping trip to Cayo Costa State Park a couple of weeks ago.
  • Gates Rodenfels snapped this photo of an osprey with a nice fish dinner in its claws on a camping trip to Cayo Costa State Park a couple of weeks ago.
  • Tracy Kurtenbach sends along this photo, taken along Crayton Road and Parkshore on Jan. 27, 2008 and writes, 'A couple of brave buzzards with a gorgeous specimen of our symbol of strength and unity.'
  • Holly Tramutola writes 'Here is a photo for your nature and wildlife gallery:  A grasshopper enjoying his daily visit to our home in East Naples.'

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