Landscape and Nature photography by Shane Srogi

Archive for December, 2011

Fire on the Mountain

 (Shane Srogi)

Fire on the Mountain.  Alpine Lakes.  Washington State.

Smokejumpers, an elite group of firefighters, are a quick response unit.  They will parachute into a remote wilderness area and extinguish the blaze before it gets going.  Smokejumpers have been around almost as long as aviation, established in 1939 in the US….and were the model for the 101st Airborne Division.  One of the original Smokejumping camps in Winthrop Washington is not far from this location.


One Tree Above Hobe Sound

  (Shane Srogi)

One tree above Hobe Sound.

This little fellow is the only survivor of Hurricanes Rita, Gene and Wilma. A trifecta of destruction that left landscape strewn with broken trees. It’s hard to put into words or pictures how vast the scene really is. Standing on the Hill above Hobe Sound (at 80 feet high it towers over the landscape of South Florida) as far as the eye can see are broken tress.  Photographed in Jonathan Dickinson State Park.  Florida.


Pines in the Grassy Waters

 (Shane Srogi)

Pines in the Grassy Waters 

These Pines are amazing trees.  New comers to the area, as compared with the ancient Cypress, the Pine root system has adapted to the extreme wet/dry conditions of Everglades.  Even being able to endure the regions hurricanes.