A smartphone snapping a photo of a bright yellow flower in a grassy field

Most wildlife photographers who visit Egmont Key focus their camera lenses on the seabirds and shorebirds along the island shores. But Egmont Key has much to offer to photographers throughout most of the island. Several historical gun batteries may serve photographers as elevated platforms when capturing some of the coastal wildlife of Egmont Key and the horizon landscapes that lay within and beyond the island. The island’s inland trails pose an opportunity for photographers to get close to some of the neo-tropical birds that stop over at the island during migration. For those seeking photos of historical ruins and other active (lighthouse) and retired historical structures (gun batteries, guardhouse, etc.), Egmont Key offers visitors access to dozens of historical buildings, many which are now only inhabited by some of the native vegetation that holds Egmont Key together.