18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cypress Bayous of Akansas

The cypress trees and wetlands of Arkansas are often overlooked for their beauty and necessity. The tall, long branches of the cypress trees provide nesting places for bald eagles, osprey and a host of other birds. Cypress wood, although expensive, is a durable and non rotting wood used in construction. The wetlands and bayous provide a natural habitat for many varieties of fish, alligators, snakes and turtles, just to name a few. This picture was taken on a tributary that runs into Little River in Southwest Arkansas.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Horatio, Arkansas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Judy Lacefield