Category Archives: Landscape

Landscape Photography

Almost Everybody Was Here, Marsh Birds

Two fun shots trying to capture as many different birds as possible. Shot too far, too wide, but a big collection. And of course a few Alligators way in the back. The list I found is below.

Almost Everybody Was Here, Marsh Birds
Almost Everybody Was Here, Marsh Birds
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Yellow-legs
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Gallinule
  • Grackles
Almost Everybody Was Here, Marsh Birds
Almost Everybody Was Here, Marsh Birds

The second shot was taken as I walked a little closer. Here there are four different bird species.

Soggy Morning, Santee Delta

Santee Delta is the largest in the eastern US. There are 6 rivers that ultimately flow through the marsh/swamps here. The delta itself is 450 miles long beginning in North Carolina. Most of the rivers ultimately empty directly into the Atlantic Ocean or through the creeks and bays of the South Carolina coast.

The delta can be rough and rural, but filled with history and incredible numbers of wildlife. In just 3 hours last week we encountered 16 Bald Eagles.

Soggy Morning, Santee Delta
Soggy Morning, Santee Delta

Rice plantations were once spread throughout the region. Creeks and small rivers like in these images were the only method of transportation.

Soggy Morning, Santee Delta
Soggy Morning, Santee Delta

These photographs were taken on the bank of a creek behind an old plantation. I’m not sure they are great viewing on a site like this, but I wanted to show an actual deep marsh scene few people will ever see. Maybe that’s best considering the flying insects bite and are more numerous and larger than you could believe. 😁