I travelled with Kathy to Lafayette, LA, late in July as she was attending a computer workshop. The heat index ran between 105 & 115 most days while we were there so I
stayed in the cool comfort of the hotel room most of the time. One evening, the heat index dropped to a cool 95 degrees so we joined four others from the workshop to go on the Cajun Country Swamp Tour. Our boat’s seating design allowed each of us to have an unrestricted view – at least on our side of the boat. Great for photographs.
The tour started about 6 PM and ended just after sunset. Our guide/boat operator was very knowledgable about the swamp – history, current condition, wildlife, etc. What I heard was very enjoyable & educational, but I am sure I missed a lot because I was concentrating on the camera’s viewfinder. Here are a few of the approximately 400 photos I made.
Sunset over the Louisiana swamp. Beautiful
No, the sun set only once, but I did take a make a few clicks during its setting!
Enter at your own risk. Or with a knowledgable local!
This female alligator was a very protective mom. She followed us and watched us very closely as we went by to make sure we did not impact her nest.
A Black Crowned Night Heron
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker found in North America.
A beautiful (handsome) Great Blue Heron.
A Barred Owl.