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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Georgia

Okefenokee is the most famous swamp in North America, certainly it has the best name. It is a shallow basin inland from the coastal lowlands, draining mostly to the southwest down the Suwanee River. Though settled thinly at one time it is now almost uninhabited and completely protected in wildlife refuges.

The swamp is primarily famous for its wildlife and its carnivorous plants, neither of which is easy to portray in panoramic photography. But it is a wild and beautiful landscape and I enjoyed my one day there. On my next visit I will get beyond the road end and boardwalk trail and explore further into the swamp by boat.

Wikipedia: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on Wikipedia.

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Alligator in the park next to the depot in Folkston

Alligator in the park next to the depot in Folkston

All rail traffic north from Florida goes through a stretch of tracks here known as the Folkston Funnel - the town has even erected a viewing platform for rail-fans.

Folkston, Georgia

Date photographed: April 1, 2015
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Pine forest in the Okefenokee

Pine forest in the Okefenokee

Higher ground here and there in the Okefenokee is dominated by several species of pine.

Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Date photographed: April 1, 2015
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Hardwood hammock in th Okefenokee Swamp

Hardwood hammock in th Okefenokee Swamp

The highest ground in the Okefenokee, though barely a foot or two above the mean level, is forested in hardwoods including live oak.

Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Date photographed: April 1, 2015
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