Louisiana Wildlife and Natural World
Macro photography is a great way to marvel at the smaller parts of creation.
Each year Louisiana Spring fills our fields with thousands of tall-standing thistle flowers, each with their own blend of purple and violet, attracting dozens of insect species.
These vibrant pink and purple thistle flowers attract bees, ladybugs, and other insects every springtime.
A lady bug exploring a thistle.
A blooming Wisteria vine is a favorite of the honey bee.
Spring flora prepare to seed and germinate as the first warmth arrives in South Louisiana.
An infant wild rabbit hiding in the underbrush.
Photographer Comment: I found this baby rabbit on a nature hike while looking to photograph wild rabbits running off as I walked through their territory. This was the only goober I found and I held him for a little bit before putting him safely back in his nest in the underbrush.
A hawk roams the skies over a cow pasture in Maurice, Louisiana.
Haunted & Abandoned Buildings in Louisiana
Nature adopts what we abandon – as is her sacred right. Eventually pulling it back into her Earth as dust through ancient alchemy.
The 20+ year abandoned school was quiet, but didn’t feel empty. Filled with the Ghosts of the old souls who once walked the halls, eager/bent on being remembered
Zachary Richard is a pinnacle of Louisiana music culture.
Zachary Richard photos. Old house photos. Festivals. etc
The Engineering group at ULL built a Formula SAE racecar with a 650cc motorcycle engine and other donated parts.
The Cajun Heartland State Fair is a long tradition in Lafayette, Louisiana in the Cajun Dome parking lot known as Cajun Field. These photos were taken in a long exposure, capturing the moving light of the attractions and creating a ghostly, empty feeling for the participants.
Cajun Heartland State Fair long exposure photos
Photos of Louisiana’s Night Sky & Nightscapes
Wispy evening clouds over the sunset paint a skyscape over the Cargill Salt Mine in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Wise old pine trees contemplate a starry night over Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest at the Indian Creek campground. As the Earth rotates along her axis, the stars appear to move across the sky. After capturing over an hour of light, that movement appears as the star trails you see here.
Ever notice how trees never feel like strangers?
The winter milky way over a family camp in Pecan Island, bordering the swamp lands leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Pecan Island ranks very well on dark sky maps offering some of the best stargazing in the South. While the exposure time was increased to bring out more of the sky, what you see is more aligned with how God intended Creation to be admired without light pollution.
- cargill landscape / skyscape
- ULL formula 1 car with sunset
- close up thistles
- alligator in pecan island / zoo
- BEST star trail photos
- milky way photos
- abandoned photos (gas station, catholic school, eunice factory, homes, etc)
- hawk and wildlife photos