Fall in the Atchafalaya Basin

Fall in the Atchafalaya is my favorite time of the year.  Frontal systems push out the heat and haze that makes photography difficult and makes way for clear, clean, blue skies dressed with slight  wisps of clouds that produce October sunsets.  The moss is spectacular in the basin.  As for the moonrise  you can expect a clear night to see it over the bald cypress trees.  October 22 is the next full moon.

Full moon rises over Bald Cypress Trees on Belle River

This time of year is also good for camping.  You don’t  have to deal with the cold of winter, the high water of spring or the insects and heat of summer.  

Autumn campers in the Atchafalaya Basin

If you are uncomfortable going out into the basin by yourself, be sure to check out October’s Atchafalaya Days program.  For the entire month educational seminars and field trips will be available to help the public learn more about , as well as provide the opportunity to view,  America’s largest river basin swamp.  

You can see more of my Atchafalaya Basin photographs HERE.
Are you a photographer interested in going out into the basin to shoot?  Check out more info on my Atchafalaya Basin photography workshops HERE.  The next one is in November!

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