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Henry Narwid snapped this photo of a gorgeous bird of paradise. He calls the photo 'Elegant.'

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Henry Narwid snapped this photo of a gorgeous bird of paradise. He calls the photo "Elegant."

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  • This little fellow seems to be saying 'Here's looking at you Islanders!'
  • Marco Island resident Liz Hembrook writes, 'This hawk sat on the fence for about 25 minutes while my husband and I played tennis at Beach View Condo.'
  • E.J. Haley captured these terns perched atop a piling in Collier Bay.
  • Pete Zepeda Jr., captured this lovely photo of a tulip at outside The Norris Community Center on February 8, 2008.
  • A parking lot sits vacant after six inches of rain fell on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.
  • John McWilliams writes, 'These three little guys were seen in a palm tree on February 7, 2008 in the Furse Lakes community on Radio Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard.'
  • Ian Jones snapped this photo of a manatee at the Marco Inn Villas boat basin in December of 2007.
  • All Marco residents at times feel they must be protective of their homes!
  • Marco Island resident Katherine Turns snapped this photo of a red-shouldered hawk while walking on the boardwalk at the Conservancy in Naples.
  • Nancy Nash snapped this photo of 'beautiful Marco Island, as seen from the Gulfview Condos on a typically flawless day.'
  • Henry Narwid snapped this photo of a 'special mini-park' on Marco Island that is taken care of by local residents. Do you know where it is? Look in the vicinity of Spinnaker and Colonial Avenues.
  • Henry Narwid snapped these photos of a 'hidden mini-park' on Marco Island that is taken care of by local residents. Do you know where it is? Look in the vicinity of Spinnaker and Colonial Avenues.
  • Ed Messer snapped this photo of the crystal-blue waters of Naples Bay with the Bayfront development and the Bayfront marina in the background on a Sunday morning.
  • Henry Narwid passed along this photo of a sprouting coconut that he calls 'New Life on Marco.' Thanks Henry!
  • On Thursday, a manatee in Wiggins Pass was enjoying fresh water coming out of an outboard motor that was being flushed. The manatee was lying on its back and enjoyed its Valentine's Day drink of fresh water for at least 30 minutes.
  • On Thursday, a manatee in Wiggins Pass was enjoying fresh water coming out of an outboard motor that was being flushed. The manatee was lying on its back and enjoyed its Valentine's Day drink of fresh water for at least 30 minutes.
  • On Thursday, a manatee in Wiggins Pass was enjoying fresh water coming out of an outboard motor that was being flushed. The manatee was lying on its back and enjoyed its Valentine's Day drink of fresh water for at least 30 minutes.
  • On Thursday, a manatee in Wiggins Pass was enjoying fresh water coming out of an outboard motor that was being flushed. The manatee was lying on its back and enjoyed its Valentine's Day drink of fresh water for at least 30 minutes.
  • The Winterberry Bridge construction takes a little rain break Wednesday, after 6 inches of rainfall soaked this project!
  • E.J. Haley snapped this photo of an osprey sitting in a tree along Old Marco Lane.
  • Henry Narwid snapped this photo that he calls 'Here's Looking At You' at The Aquarium at Atlantis on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Henry Narwid snapped this photo of a gorgeous bird of paradise. He calls the photo 'Elegant.'
  • Marco Island resident Liz Hembrook snapped this photo while walking on Sand Dollar Island. She calls it 'Just want to re-emphasize.'
  • These fuzzy chicks seem to be asking 'Where's our breakfast!'
  • This owl seems to enjoy the peace and quiet of the late nights on Marco Island.
  • Marco Island's wildlife hides in the shadows.
  • Nancy Nash snapped this mysterious photo and writes, 'The best treasures are those that lie hidden.'
  • Nancy Nash took this photo at Otter Mound on Marco Island. She captions it 'Pathway to Paradise?'

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