15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A cluster of trees at Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

The swamplands of Louisiana get a bad rap. The alligators, nutria, and other invasive species make the wetlands seem dangerous. But, this photo of the wetlands shows the natural beauty and diversity of Louisiana wetlands. It looks like a family of trees, though the little knobs are actually roots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Marrero, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NEX-6
Copyright: © Nikki Brown