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

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Ancient cypress trees Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana info

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Ancient cypress trees draped with spanish moss in Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana info

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Lake Fausee Pointe Ancient cypress trees with Spanish moss in  Atchafayalaya Swamp Louisiana info

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Single old growth cypress with large trunk in water at Lake Faussee Pointe Louisiana
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Misty cypress trees in Louisiana info

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Cypress tree in fog with reflection in Loiisiana info

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Foggy cypress swamp in Atchafalaya River basin info

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Louisiana cypress swamp as fog clears info

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Giant ancient cypress tree in Louisiana swamp info

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Atchafalayla River cypress knees info

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bald eagles in cypress tree in Louisiana swamp info

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Barred Owl sitting in cypress tree in Atchafalaya Basin info

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Sunset in Louisian Swamp through silhouetted cypress trees info

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Setting sun with colorful sky and large spanish moss draped cypress tree
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