PADDLERS: Carlton Ward, Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmit

Much of the Florida has been drained for agriculture or built up with theme parks and condos, so the bits of remaining habitat are especially important. That's where the Florida Wildlife Corridor expedition comes in. Photojournalist Carlton Ward, biologist Joe Guthrie and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmit linked a wilderness corridor from the Everglades to the Okefenokee, paddling and hiking the length of Florida in a 100-day, 1,000-mile expedition that saw them custom-rig their 14-foot boards with extra tie-down straps to carry 50 pounds of camping gear.