ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Locally sourced and grown DIGITAL CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART from the seat of the Kayak!

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The Miami River (Canal) stretches 80 miles from Lake Okeechobee to Biscayne Bay, and is one of the main waterways in South Florida. Along the way it irrigates fields, provides wildlife habitat, flood protection and water to businesses and residences. It’s historic course has been straightened and dredged in the last century. It has also been segmented near Miami International Airport into a freshwater side and a brackish, salt water side that empties as a tidal canal into Biscayne Bay. Most activity occurs on the tidal, salty side, but there are interesting sights all along it’s route!

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CLICK each photograph for a matching story!

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“On the surface”
Lake Okeechobee – the headwaters of the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Two ends of the Miami River Canal: Lake Okeechobee and Biscayne Bay.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Crosses and Cages of Babylon”
Rickenbacker Causeway at the mouth of the Miami River on Biscayne Bay.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Miami River Canal”
Extreme telephoto view in Water Conservation Area 3B in west Broward.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

A seemingly endless canal ..

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“Sawgrass, powerlines and landfill”
Super telephoto view of powerlines and landfill turned city park in western Broward.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

carved through Everglades sawgrass ..

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Power to the People!”
FPL powerline corridor in western Broward County.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

moving water and power to South Florida!

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Canoeists on the Miami River Canal”
Paddlers resting under the Florida’s Turnpike overpass at Okeechobee Road.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Today and yesteryear – canoes on the Miami River Canal.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Miccosukee cave dugout canoes”
At the ‘Miccosukee Caves’ – Miccosukee Embassy on the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“All wrapped up!”
Shipyard on the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Shipping and yachting along the Miami River shipyards.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Trade”
Containers await shipping at the docks on the Miami River Canal.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Jacob’s Ladder”
One way to get on a ship to the promised land?
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

All of these ..

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Touch the Sky!”
Cranes on display along the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

will lift you ..

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Lift me up!”
Work barge on the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

UP!

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“River Tug”
Detail of a Miami River tug boat.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Manati Tug Twins – Hot Lips that kissed Miami ships!”
Tug boats along the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Miami high rise #1”
Downtown area of the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Downtown high rise buildings sprout up in the dense urbanization along the Miami River.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Miami high rise #2”
Downtown area of the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Canoe under the Palmetto Expressway”
Newly repainted underside of the Palmetto on the Miami River Canal.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Expressways and affordable water front living along the Miami River Canal in Hialeah.

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“Waterfront living on the Miami River Canal”
Colorful and interesting homes along the Hialeah stretch.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Smokestacks #1”
Sugarcane processing along Lake Okeechobee.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Lake Okeechobee nourishes the grass, agriculture and sugarcane production at the headwaters of the Miami River Canal.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Canoeist, grass and smoke”
Fires in the sugarcane fields on the shores of Lake Okeechobee.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Metal Jaws of Gator”
Alligator sculpture at Mack’s Fish Camp.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Just outside of Miami is a Shangri-La of sorts, harking back to the ‘Glades of old.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Orion over a tranquil fish camp”
At Mack’s Fish Camp on the edge of Water Conservation Area 3B.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Walls of steel”
Industrial shipyards on the Miami River Canal.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

Eerie, stark industrial darkness of the Miami River shipping docks at night.

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Eerie Industrial Feel”
Paddling in the industrial shipping zone and docks along the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Truckin’ in the still of the Night”
Tractor trailer truck rambles along Okeechobee Road through the night.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

The freshwater segment of the Miami River doesn’t really move much anymore ..

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Horizontal movement”
Miami River Canal and Okeechobee Road.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

but everything else does, all along the Miami River Canal!

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Flex Maslan Miami River art kayakfari photography kayak Everglades canoe paddle Grass florida canal okeechobee biscayne ships

“Vertical movement”
Miami River Canal and Okeechobee Road.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Enjoy!

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“Manati Tug Twins – Hot Lips that kissed Miami ships!”
Tug boats along the Miami River.
ART of the Miami River – Perspectives of water and people on the move

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Kayak Miami: Full moon paddling on the historic Miami River

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Available as high quality archival prints for sale directly to you in various sizes for all your collecting, decorating and viewing pleasures and needs!

Images are also available to license for your print or  digital editorial uses!

E-mail me for a price list or for a quote

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rasta happy kayakfari kayak canoe paddle photography adventure

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© 2015 Flex Maslan / kayakfari.com / awakenthegrass.com. All original photographs, artworks and music in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Flex Maslan, unless otherwise noted. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

All rights reserved!

DISCLAIMER:: The maps and images on this site are not intended for navigation, I am not a guide; use any and all information at your own risk! Your mileage may vary .. so use good judgement before venturing out!

With that said..
Blessings friends!

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