Flight: 1.The motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space. 2.An exuberant or transcendent effort or display

“Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.” Jane Austen

All photos in this post were taken by me at Everglades National Park December 2011.  I was so happy to be completely enveloped by nature.  To walk slowly, pause, listen, observe and snap.  The sun was at its highest point in the day which meant harsh bright lighting.  By this time the animals lounged lazily with full bellies allowing me to get very close.  They watched me as I watched them.  They gave me peace that day and smiles when I look at these photos.

Great White Egret

"Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time."
Walt Disney

The Snake Bird, the Anhinga

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.”
Albert Einstein

“The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”

The Snake Bird, the Anhinga

"Lean forward into your life...catch the best bits and the finest wind. Just tip your feathers in flight a wee bit and see how dramatically that small lean can change your life."
Mary Anne Radmacher

Great Blue Heron
"He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all."
Richard Bach

Great Blue Heron

"Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity."
Vladimir Nabokov

Synonyms: aerial navigation, aeronautics, arrival, aviation, avigation, departure, gliding, hop, jump, mounting, navigation, shuttle, soaring, take-off, transport, trip, volitation, voyage, winging