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Clyde Butcher Turns To Nature During Stroke Recovery

Clyde Butcher is noted for his photography of nature.
Clyde Butcher is noted for his photography of nature.

Clyde Butcher, Florida's well-known landscape and environmental photographer who suffered a stroke in early May, recently returned to the swamp for a photo excursion.

Butcher lives in Venice and also owns a home and gallery in Big Cypress National Preserve. For more than 30 years, he ventured deep into the swamp to capture black-and-white images on large format film cameras. Recently he has also used digital cameras.

The 74-year-old told the Sarasota Herald Tribune that he hopes to begin a photo project in Cedar Key in August. If he can't navigate the boardwalks there on the walker, he may use a wheelchair.

Jackie Obendorf said her father has a good quality of life but misses the outdoors.

Butcher said the stroke was a blockage and not a burst vein.

Copyright 2017 Health News Florida

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