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In 2017 I visited the Florida Keys. The purpose of the trip was to avoid the cold of January and photograph coral reefs that can be seen from glass bottom boats.

In January, the waters were a little rough—the kind that make one sea sick in a small boat.

I decided instead to photograph fossilized coral at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park on Islamorda.

The site was a former quarry used to mine coral in the early 1900s that was used in the building of the Overseas Railroad, linking the Florida Keys together. Outside of the Park on Islamorada I discovered many more patches of fossilized corals.

A second visit to the Keys took place in March 2020, just before the Corona Virus made a big splash and discouraged further travel.

The photographs presented here are a continuation of other works where I seek out abstract forms in nature that remind me of certain life forms.

Examples of my photographs can be found here on LaurenceSalzmann.com
and on my Behance web page.

Pigment prints of all photographs are available.
LaurenceSalzmannn@gmail.com

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