Bayou Segnette Swamp

I grew up canoeing in the swamps around New Orleans, and they're still one of my favorite places to spend time in. The swamps are a magical place. Being in them feels like going back to the days of the dinosaurs. They're full of life...beautiful and often giant birds, strange fish, snakes of all sorts, turtles, armadillos, countless types of insects, and one of my favorites - gators. They're also full of amazing vegetation, from Cyprus trees to lotus flowers. I enjoy taking pictures of swamp scenery, plants, and animals. Here are some of my favorites:

Swamp Scenery

Bayou Boeuf Bayou Segnette Swamp Bayou Segnette Swamp Honey Island Swamp Honey Island Swamp Bayou Segnette Swamp Honey Island Swamp Honey Island Swamp Jean Lafitte Swamp North of Lake Verett North of Lake Verett North of Lake Verett Near Attakapas Landing Lake Verett Lake Verett Lake Verett Flat Lake Flat Lake Flat Lake Flat Lake Flat Lake Flat Lake

Swamp Flowers

Swamp Iris Purple Iris Swamp Lilly Swamp Flower Swamp Flower Flower at Lafitte Flower at Bayou Segnette Lotus Flower at Bayou Segnette Flower at Jean Lafitte Flower at Honey Island Swamp Flower at Honey Island Swamp Flower at Honey Island Swamp Flower at Bayou Chevreuil Mushrooms at Jean Lafitte Swamp

Birds of the Swamp

Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Heron at Bayou Segnette Egret at Bayou Segnette Egret at Honey Island Swamp Egret at Bayou Segnette Egret at Bayou Segnette Egret at Bayou Segnette Owl Owl at Bayou Segnette Owl at Bayou Segnette Ibis at Honey Island Swamp Two Ibis at Honey Island Swamp Warbler at Bayou Segnette Warbler at Bayou Segnette Anhinga Osprey at Bayou Segnette Osprey at Swamp Near the Spillway Osprey at Bayou Segnette Osprey at Bayou Segnette Osprey at Bayou Segnette Bald Eagle at Lake Verett Bald Eagle at Lake Verett Bald Eagle at Lake Verett Eagle at Honey Island Swamp Buzzard at Jean Lafitte Vulture at Jean Lafitte Vulture at Bayou Boeuf Seagull

Alligators

Alligator at Lafitte Alligator at Lafitte Alligator at Jean Lafitte Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator and Bird at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Jean Lafitte Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Flat Lake Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette Alligator at Bayou Segnette

Other Swamp Creatures

Garter Snake Snake at Jean Lafitte Snake at Jean Lafitte Turtle at Jean Lafitte Turtle at Jean Lafitte Deer at Jean Lafitte Deer at Jean Lafitte