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The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge covers about one third of Sanibel Island. It is a photographer's dream because the birds are relatively tame and sometimes can be photographed from as close as twenty feet. Early morning is best because of the light and because the birds are feeding.

Roseate Spoonbill

In the late afternoon, the light is also good as the birds are coming into roost.

There is other wildlife in the refuge, too, including a crocodile that loves it there so much she trekked 90 miles back to Ding after she was moved to a place "better" for her.