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Photographer Recalls Summer Panther Photoshoot

Photo: Matthew F. Smith, WGCU
A taxidermied panther on display at that 2016 Big Cypress Natural Preserve Swamp Heritage Festival.

Stunning images of the elusive Florida panther were recently capturedby Fort Myers News-Press photographer Andrew West. The images were the fruits of a summer-long project that placed a trail camera inside the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Gulf Coast Live, West discusses his photography around Southwest Florida, and recounts the panther-focused photography assignment he calls a "highlight" of his career.

Have a stunning photograph of Florida wildlife you'd like to share? Post it on the WGCU Public Media Facebook page, or send it along by tweeting it at WGCU.

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.
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