The photographs here are to show one of the places we go to photograph wildlife. Both images are taken from the same spot, standing in the middle of a dike. A dirt road runs along the top of the dike here.
Facing north (I’m pretty sure) is a large lake, on the right are a series of dikes, canals, and old rice fields. If you click and enlarge the above you can find a few Alligators swimming.
Turning to face the opposite direction are marshes, as far as the eye can see. The canal is fed by the water in the large ponds in the first photograph.
This spot is 3.9 miles in the marsh, from a dirt road in the Donnelly Wildlife Management Area.
The photograph above is from a spot a few miles down the road. However, this is a good example of a dike like the one the first images were taken from (a little smaller).
The gates, called trunks, are what keep the water levels between the canals and marshes. These style gates have been used here since the 1700’s.
NOTE: the image below added after publishing.
So, I found this image from a visit a few weeks earlier. This is the spot (and us) from where the photographs were shot.