Renting a canoe or a kayak and taking dramatic photos at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a great way to spend a glorious day. The mangrove forests serve as home to many types of birds and animals that are perfect for capturing on film. As you move along the shore, you can capture dramatic shots of the shoreline and shore birds. Further out into the Gulf of Mexico, you can view things from a different angle, and in the mangrove channels, you’ll often see larger mammals at play. Of course, you do not have much room on a boat, so you will have to choose your equipment very carefully.
The best camera to use is a DSLR camera that has built-in vibration technology as it will help to minimize the effect of the rocking motion of the boat on the photo. Additionally, consider a camera that is waterproof as this eliminates the need to carry a dry bag. After all, while most trips go without a hitch, you never can be too careful.
You will probably only be able to carry one or two lenses with you on your canoeing or kayaking trip. You will probably want a wide-angle to zoom lens like the 18-200 mm F 3.5 to 5.6 that will cover most of your needs without having to change the lens. If the action gets fast like trying to catch a bald eagle in flight or one of the West Indian manatees at play, increase your camera’s shutter speed.