landscapes -

The Swamp

This swamp is in Florida and is a good thing, meaning we don't want to drain it; instead, we want to protect it as a national resource.

The swamps, marshes, and bogs are quite beautiful. I did not expect I would be thinking of the swamp as beautiful before visiting, I was wary of what I might find. But once I was inside, I was struck by its vastness, rich biodiversity, and remoteness.

I am not a naturalist and know very little about the ecosystem of the Big Cypress National Preserve, but if you want to know more, one recommendation is to visiting Clyde Butcher's site Not only is he a passionate advocate for maintaining our natural habitats, but his photographic legacy is considered a national treasure.


From daily images