Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA
© Chris Moore/Exploring Light Photography/Tandem Stills + Motio
Info. Bald cypress and Spanish moss in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA
The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south-central Louisiana, it contains about 400,000 hectares of swamps, lakes and marshes. The bald cypress trees – seen here draped in Spanish moss – are an iconic part of this incredibly rich ecosystem. Wildlife here includes crawfish, catfish, shrimp, bears, alligators and over 270 species of birds.