Monday morning walk along the boardwalk in Barataria Preserve, just 30 minutes outside of New Orleans.

An alligator tail spotted in Barataria Preserve
Flowering sagittaria in the swamp
Curves of a snake slithering through the swamp
Ferns and pickerelweed on bright display
Black lubber grasshopper in Jean Lafitte National Park
Lizard's tail in Barataria Preserve
Detail of a pickerelweed flower
Close-up of an alligator seen in Barataria Preserve