Loop Road in Big Cypress National Preserve

 
This is one of the ubiquitous canal-like waterways in Big Cypress NP. Photo by Brian J. Larkin February 2001
Photo by Brian J. Larkin, February 2001

Irenic Scene with Spanish Moss

Along side much of Loop Road are waterways like this, which even on the detailed National Park Service maps have no name.

Spanish Moss draped the various trees as we drove along from one scene like this through dark, impenetrable mangrove and cypress stands to another scene like this.

Barely visible on the center rock is an alligator lounging in the sun. Another is in the water on the far shore to the right of the two big rocks.