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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will extend the display of John Moran’s “Journal of Light: A Photographer’s Search for the Soul of Florida” traveling exhibit until Jan. 18. The popular exhibit features more than 50 color photographs of Florida wildlife and environments with an emphasis on Florida waters.

The exhibit is based on Moran’s popular book, “Journal of Light: The Visual Diary of a Florida Nature Photographer,” a 20-year collection of photos and essays published in 2004. Inside the exhibit, guests will view alligators’ eyes glowing at dusk, crystal-clear springs, silhouettes against sunsets and sandhill cranes dancing to their own tunes. Other images include the Florida beaches, black-water rivers, palms, live oaks, turtles, flowers and nighttime landscapes that make Florida a natural gem.

After 23 years working as a photographer, writer and editor for The Gainesville Sun, Moran began photographing Florida full time in 2003. His work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including “National Geographic,” “Life,” “Time” and the “National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida.” The National Press Photographers Association also named him “Photographer of the Year” for the Southeastern United States.

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