Making of an Okefenokee Alligator Close Up Photo

My daughter has always been the captain of our canoe. She sits in the stern and controls the trolling motor while I photograph all the critters. But last Christmas she got a GoPro camera, and it came with us to the swamp. Over the course of this four day trip, she collected some great footageContinue reading “Making of an Okefenokee Alligator Close Up Photo”

Okefenokee Alligator Ate My GoPro!

There she lay; just ten feet from the edge of the dock. How could I resist? A big alligator right there within reach of my action camera. I hit record and lay upon my belly, stretching my arm to full length, the camera is only inches from her snout. No doubt this would be someContinue reading “Okefenokee Alligator Ate My GoPro!”

Okefenokeology Video Series, Episode 12

The Okefenokee Swamp Park is broadcasting Professor Don Berryhill’s video series, Okefenokeology! Subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive updates. Watch this episode of Professor Don Berryhill’s Okefenokeology Program. In this episode, the predator and prey relationship that makes up the Okefenokee’s unique ecosystem is discussed.

Okefenokee Cottonmouth Video

On the final day of our 2019 Okefenokee Swamp canoe trek, my daughter and I came across a nice sized Cottonmouth snake. It was just off the side of the boardwalk of the Trembling Earth trail in Stephen C Foster State Park. I was amazed how well hidden it was, camouflaged in his brown andContinue reading “Okefenokee Cottonmouth Video”

Okefenokee Gators Galore!

Why come to the Okefenokee Swamp? Gators galore! Other than a zoo, I haven’t been to another spot where there are so many alligators and so many opportunities for close up photography in the wild. Alligators of all sizes lie everywhere about this majestic swamp! ​Often, I return home with hundreds of usable alligator photosContinue reading “Okefenokee Gators Galore!”

Okefenokeology Video Series, Episode 11

The Okefenokee Swamp Park is broadcasting Professor Don Berryhill’s video series, Okefenokeology! Subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive updates. “Watch this episode of Professor Don Berryhill’s Okefenokeology Program. In this episode, he answers the question of why fire is necessary in the Okefenokee and discusses the Big Turnaround Fire of 2007.”

Okefenokeology Video Series, Episode 10

The Okefenokee Swamp Park is broadcasting Professor Don Berryhill’s video series, Okefenokeology! Subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive updates. “Watch this episode of Professor Don Berryhill’s Okefenokeology Program. In this episode, Professory Berryhill will discuss several deer hides he has obtained over the years.”

Okefenokeology Video Series, Episode 9

The Okefenokee Swamp Park is broadcasting Professor Don Berryhill’s video series, Okefenokeology! Subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive updates. “Watch this episode of Professor Don Berryhill’s Okefenokeology Program. In this episode, he discusses cypress trees and the cross section displayed at the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, GA.”

Okefenokeology Video Series, Episode 8

The Okefenokee Swamp Park is broadcasting Professor Don Berryhill’s video series, Okefenokeology! Subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive updates. “Watch this episode of Professor Don Berryhill’s Okefenokeology Program. In this episode, he will provide information about ‘How did the Okefenokee Swamp get here?’”

Okefenokee Alligator Splash!

A short video from our 2019 Okefenokee Swamp trek. Here, a fairly big gator on Billy’s Lake near the Stephen C Foster campground gives us a big splash as I try for some close up portraits. The powerful swish of the tail can be seen in the slow-motion footage at the end of the video.