Life in the Florida Everglades

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Turnpike on U.S. 41 on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Turnpike on U.S. 41. After a ride, Claudia Blanc poses for pictures with an aligator Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Tturnpike on U.S. 41. After their ride, Majid Bak, right, takes a picture of his son, Camille Bak, left, posing with an aligator on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking air boat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Turnpike on U.S. 41.On the tour, visitors can see alligators every where. This one was spotted Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Turnpike on U.S. 41. Matilda Balconi, left, with red hair, Bianca Balconi, center left, and Partizia Marcacci, right center, look at a skunk being held by Carlos Gonzaleez at an animal presentation after their boat ride on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida'sTturnpike on U.S. 41.On the tou, visitors you can see swamp lily every where. This one was spotted Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • With the rain in the past weeks, the Everglades are full of water, and tourists are taking airboat rides at Coopertown Air Boat Rides, 11 miles west of Florida's Turnpike on U.S. 41. After their ride, they can pose with an aligator for pictures. This one was taken Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff