Big Branch Swamp
This is the Big Branch Swamp, on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain, near New Orleans. It was blazing hot that day in the South, with plenty of obscure tropical wildlife in evidence. 2010
Big Branch Lilly Pad
A very commonly photographed view of any Louisiana swamp, but why not get such a shot for myself? This is in the Big Branch marsh, on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain, 2010
A nod to the Clean Water Act in a region that would turn their nose up at regulations. A Swamp Prayer in Atchafalaya, Louisiana, 2008.
Of of my older alligator shorts, this one of a beast surfacing ominously in Lake Salvador, Louisiana, 2008.
I've walked this boardwalk many times, but I've never seen as many sunbathing alligators as I did on my first visit here. Barataria boardwalk along the Kenta Calan in the Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve, 2010
This is (or was) a Cypress tree, which was going in the nearshore area of Lake Pontchartrain, near the outfall of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. I guess this image illustrated the progress of sea level rise as it seems unlikely the tree would establish in such a depth of water. 2008
Lake Pontchartrain Sunset
A very bare Bald Cypress tree, part of a very desolate landscape in the Bonnet Carre Spillway, taken at sunset in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. 2008.
Bonnet Carre Spillway Sunset
Had a little fun with this one - added a texture and some colour corrections to create a more obscure image of the forested area of the Bonnet Carre Spillway wetlands. St Charles Parish, Louisiana, 2008.
Taken from about 3,000 or 4,000 feet, this is a shot of the wetlands on the western side of the old Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, or Mr. Go, to those familiar with this now defunct navigation channel. 2010
This is another view of the south east Louisiana wetlands, much of which is vanishing marsh at a worrying rate - this view was just east of the MRGO navigation channel, which was de-authorized soon after this shot. 2010
South East Louisiana
Another view of the vanishing wetlands of south east Louisiana, with this marsh being located south and east of the MRGO, near the Gulf of Mexico coastline. 2010
Sea Level Rise Fortress
Not sure what to make of this place; the rock berm is clearly designed to challenge the onset of sea level rise, but not quite effectively. Aerial image of south east Louisiana, 2010
A slightly modified image of the confluence of two canals in the Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve, south east Louisiana. 2008
Watching me, or not? This alligator appeared from shadow waters of Kenta Canal just 10 or 15 feet from my position. Very enticing and I took some care to get the shot - and stay safe! Barataria, south east Louisiana, 2010
Bonnet Carre Spillway
Cranes in operation during high water on the Mississippi, 2011
Textured image of Henderson Marsh, 2008
Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve, 2010
Confluence in Barataria
The outfall of the Kenta Canal in the Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve, 2008.
Audubon Zoo is probably the best place to see big alligators in south east Louisiana, but as they are in captivity you just don't get the same sense of wonder as you do when you see them in the wild. New Orleans, 2011
Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve, 2008
Took this shot on the way back from a late winter afternoon trip to St Charles Parish. This is alongside Airline Drive in the Le Branche Wetlands, 2008
Kenta Canal Reflections
My latest shot of the Kenta Canal, including some nice reflections from the Spanish Moss hanging from the Cypress trees in the Barataria Nature Preserve. 2018.
Crossing the Mississippi
This is the Mississippi River crossing at Vicksburg, in the state of Mississippi itself, taken after sunset. I was only here for work and this was an opportunistic shot. , 2010
A Confederate Civil War Re-enactment in Pontachoula, Louisiana. I've learnt a lot more about these issues since I've been in the USA, and these people are fascinating, even if the event is not to my taste. 2011.
Ponchatoula Civil War Re-enactment
Caught this image just at the right time, but I was shooting constantly until I did so, at several frames per second. This was a Civil War re-enactment in deepest Louisiana, my first and only experience of the confederate south. 2011
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