During a bike ride over the Old Seven-Mile Bridge, Patricia and Randy Deveaux of DeLand were impressed by the clear waters of Pigeon Key, just west of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Randy spotted a manta ray near the bridge and captured a cool green picture without having to get wet. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Pigeon Key played a crucial role in Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway to Key West in the early 20th century. The 5-acre island was the base for the railroad’s construction. It served several roles through the years, until 1992, when the Pigeon Key Foundation was formed. The nonprofit foundation has turned the island into an education center that features the history, culture and natural resources of the Florida Keys.
COURTESY OF RANDY DEVEAUX