This image is the cover for the book An Ocklawaha River Odyssey, Natural History

An Ocklawaha River Odyssey, Natural History

Photojournalists Bob and Liz Randall spent two years exploring Florida's ancient and enchanting Ocklawaha River. Their journey provides an inside look at the rich recreational resources of the river, its wildlife and the people, past and present, who contributed to its history and welfare. Along the way, they met artists, environmentalists, captains, law enforcement officials, conservationists, filmmakers, historians and local descendants whose lives are inextricably intertwined with the prehistoric river. From its subterranean and aquatic past to the Seminole Indian Wars, the steamboat era and political struggles, many voices are integral to the river's survival and to one of the longest environmental conflicts in Florida history.

Elizabeth Randall, Bob Randall, Bob H. Lee

Bob and Elizabeth Randall are a husband-and-wife photojournalist team who have been creating books about local Florida history for almost a decade. Bob is a small business owner and website master for car stereo repair. He is also a professional photographer whose pictures have been published nationally and displayed prominently in local art festivals. Elizabeth is a high school English teacher and a widely published freelance writer. To get her stories, she has interviewed prisoners on Death Row, traipsed through haunted houses and camped in humid tents. She has also guest lectured at book conferences and won first- and second-place writing awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Royal Palm Literary Society. Bob and Elizabeth live in Lake Mary, Florida.

The History Press