Photographer Clyde Butcher is recovering from a stroke he suffered last week, according to the Naples Daily News.
The wildlife photographer is best known for his work from deep in the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Butcher, 75, takes only black-and-white stills shot on film.
“We are very blessed because his brain is still completely there,” daughter Jackie Obendorf told the Naples Daily News. “It’ll be a while before he can walk and his speech comes back, but he still has that spark. He’s getting better every day.”
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Butcher’s wife of more than 50 years, Niki, said on Facebook she expects him to recover from the stroke: “Trust me, he is still fighting for our environment. His attitude is positive and we believe, as the doctors do, that within time, he will be getting around fine.”