Cartlon Ward Nears Last 20 Days of 1,000-Mile/100-Day Trek

The Story Continues…

It’s been 77 days, about two and a half months, since National Geographic Grantee and photojournalist Carlton Ward, bear biologist Joe Guthrie, filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt  set out into the lush, wild landscape of the Florida Everglades.  The group plans to cover 1,000 miles in 100 days beginning at Flamingo Bay at the southern most tip of Florida, through the Everglades, all the way to the Georgian border. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, the group has traversed large expanses of grassy land, kayaked through placid swamps dense with mangroves, and biked along vast stretches of countryside as the sun sank slowing into the foreground.

Joe Guthrie, Superintendent Dan Kimball, Elam Stoltzfus, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Carlton Ward Jr. Photo: Carlton Ward Jr / Carlton Ward Photography /

The element of adventure is eminent; however, their journey calls attention to a much more sobering issue. Florida, although an ecological hub for biodiversity, is subject to alarmingly fast urban expansion. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition (FWC) aims to bring education and awareness to Floridians as well as those watching around the country through video, news, and of course, stunning photographs. Together the team addresses the question, “what do we have to lose?” by allowing the fragmentation of natural landscapes and watersheds to grow.

Get a sense of Florida’s amazing flora and fauna and follow along with FWC’s National Geographic supported Geostory– an interactive map that allows you to view photographs taken along each leg of the expedition.


How can you see and learn more? Glad you asked.

FWC Youtube Channel– Check out weekly video updates and interviews.

@FL_WidlifeCorridor– Don’t miss a single part of the action, follow the FWC on Twitter.

Expedition Route Map– Learn where the team was yesterday and where they’ll be tomorrow.

FWC Blog– Hear it straight from team members, Carlton Ward and Joe Guthrie.

Want to help save the Florida Everglades too? Take Action.


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