What’s Behind the Glass?

Dark tannic waters reflect the upper world perfectly. The mirror-like blackwater displays inverted Cypress Tree buttresses and their mossy-green knees without flaw. But the glassy dark waters obscure all that lies below the oxygen-rich world in which we reside. What goes about beneath that obsidian-glass surface? What strange fish, giant crocodilian or slithering serpent just brushed underneath the kayak? What giant chelonian crawls about the floor of that black-as-night, water? What’s behind the glass??? Try to peer into those waters and you’ll see only reflection.

Cypress Tree reflection in blackwater swamp
Reflections in a blackwater swamp. Photographed on the Middle Fork Suwannee River canoe trail in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia USA. October 23, 2020 ©www.williamwisephoto.com


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