The Swamps

One of the most interesting and unique landscapes in the world lies on the border of Texas and Louisiana at Caddo Lake. It’s here, at Caddo, that you can find an intertwined waterway of bayous, rivers, swampland, and open water.

It’s home to the largest bald cypress forest in the world. Cypress trees are unique; they are coniferous trees with a deciduous life cycle and they grow in moisture-rich areas, like swampland. Each November, the cypress needles turn from green to fiery red and put on an incredible fall color display. This often combines with a drop in temperature, which produces morning fog across the bayou.

It’s an incredible event to photograph. One we hope you join us for someday. This video was filmed and produced by Matt Meisenheimer during one of our Southern Cypress Swamps workshops.

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