We visited and photographed the Florida Everglades and Big Cyprus swamp just days before the huge BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The Everglades is one of the most exciting places I have ever visited. There was tons of wildlife and a lot of unique looking landscapes.
This place is a must visit and it's worthy of numerous trips in the future. Our time was limited, we tried to see and do as much as we could. For our first trip out there I think we chose some really good spots.
If you care to share your favorite places, post them below.
Equipment I used was:
Mostly 70-200mm Nikkor lens w/1.4x multiplier. (you could definitely use bigger lenses here)
28-70 Nikkor lens
Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripod