Canoe Aerial in Swamp

« Back to Okefenokee Swamp-Blackwater Country, April, 1992 National Geographic Magazine

A silver canoe cuts through water lillies in a path through islands in Chesser Prairie  in the Okefenokee Swamp. <br />
Established in 1937, the Wildlife Refuge protects the waters, wilderness and wildlife of the 438,000-acre Okefenokee Swamp. <br />
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Okefenokee means "Land of the Trembling Earth" in a Native American language. The term refers to the natural processes as peat bubbles up from the bottom of the swamp, vegetation attaches itself, and plants begin growing to form little islands. The effect of walking on this unstable land as been described as being able to dance with a tree of similar weight.
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A silver canoe cuts through water lillies in a path through islands in Chesser Prairie in the Okefenokee Swamp.
Established in 1937, the Wildlife Refuge protects the waters, wilderness and wildlife of the 438,000-acre Okefenokee Swamp.

Okefenokee means "Land of the Trembling Earth" in a Native American language. The term refers to the natural processes as peat bubbles up from the bottom of the swamp, vegetation attaches itself, and plants begin growing to form...
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