Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin


At about one million acres, the Atchafalayla Basin is the nation's largest river swamp.  Its cypress-tupelo swamps are the biggest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress in the U.S.  Some of these wonderful giants approach 1,000 years old.  I had the great pleasure of spending a few days  kayaking through some stands of these magnificent trees.  Locations included Lake Faussee Pointe, Bayou Benoit, and Lake Martin.  Here are some highlights from that trip.  More to come later.

     November, 2016

Ancient cypress trees Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana
Ancient cypress trees Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana
Ancient cypress trees draped with spanish moss in Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana
Lake Fausee Pointe Ancient cypress trees with Spanish moss in  Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana
Single old growth cypress with large trunk in water at Lake Faussee Pointe Louisiana
Misty cypress trees in Louisiana
Cypress tree in fog with reflection in Loiisiana
Foggy Louisiana cypress swamp
Foggy cypress swamp in Atchafalaya River basin
Louisiana cypress swamp as fog clears
Ancient cypress trees Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana
Giant ancient cypress tree in Louisiana swamp
Atchafalayla River cypress knees
bald eagles in cypress tree in Louisiana swamp
Barred Owl sitting in cypress tree in Atchafalaya Basin
Barred Owl sitting in cypress tree in Atchafalaya Basin
Sunset in Louisian Swamp through silhouetted cypress trees
Setting sun with colorful sky and large spanish moss draped cypress tree
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