New Trip: Southern Cypress Swamps

Fall is undoubtedly one of the best times of year for photography. Each fall season, photographers flock to the mountains of the west, to the deciduous forests of the northeast, and even to the desert southwest in search of epic color and light.

What if we told you, though, that one of the best kept secrets of fall is located in the bayou of the American south? You heard that right!

Today, Backcountry Journeys is happy to announce a brand new trip offering to one of the great hidden gems in the United States for landscape photography.

Each November, the cypress swamps of the south offer a fiery red and orange display of fall color. They transform into one of the most unique landscapes you’ll ever see or photograph. Fall in the south can offer excellent weather conditions as well. Ambient temperatures often drop below lake temperatures, which can create a mysterious pairing of fog and mist with the brilliant colors.

The best way to see the color display is to be on lakes, so we’ve organized private charters that will take our group into the best sections of the bayou every morning and evening.

We guarantee you’ve never seen a place like this and we couldn’t be more excited to offer a brand new trip to the Southern Cypress Swamps.

Southern Cypress Swamps
5 Days / from $3595
Lodge-based/Standard Photo Tour

Learn More

BCJ Live Webinar!
Get all the details you’ll need to know by joining a BCJ Live Webinar Presentation on Tuesday, June 29th, at 11 a.m. Mountain. Backcountry Journeys’ Photo Guides, Matt Meisenheimer & Russell Graves, will take you on a virtual tour so as to highlight this outstanding new tour option, as well as to answer any questions you may have. Booking will start immediately after this webinar.

Matt Meisenheimer








Matt Meisenheimer is a photographer based in Wisconsin. His artistry revolves around finding unique compositions and exploring locations that few have seen. He strives to capture those brief moments of dramatic light and weather, which make our grand landscapes so special.  Matt loves the process of photography – from planning trips and scouting locations, taking the shot in-field, to post-processing the final image. Matt is an active adventurer and wildlife enthusiast as well. He graduated with a degree in wildlife ecology and worked in Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park as a biologist. He also spent 6 months working in the deserts of Namibia before finding his path in photography. Matt’s passion for the wilderness has taken him to many beautiful places around the world. As a former university teaching assistant, Matt is passionate about instruction. It is his goal to give his students the technical and creative knowledge they need to achieve their own photographic vision. He truly enjoys working with photographers on a personal level and helping them reach their goals. You can see Matt’s work and portfolio on his webpage at

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