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2019 Fall Cypress Photo Excursions

  Wild Louisiana Tours is excited to announce a new multi-day photo workshop for fall 2019. These three day workshops will be offered every weekend Friday-Sunday of November 2019. We will be…

4 Best Hidden Gems For Your 2019 Mardi Gras Visit

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While Mardi Gras is a hugely publicized and documented party in New Orleans, sometimes it is hard to find some of the more off the beaten path options available to visitors to the city. While just strolling the streets and running into what passes you will keep most visitors interested their entire trip, it can…

The Three Best Nature Hikes A Short Drive From New Orleans

1. Big Branch Marsh NWR kayak, kayak tour, kayak swamp tour, new orleans, new orleans trips, things to do in new orleans, “A beautiful Louisiana Sunset reflects golden light on the Big Branch Marsh…

Swamp Landscape Photography Trip Report

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Here at Wild Louisiana Tours we have been experimenting with some new photo trip options for our guests. George Bailey is a great photographer out of Ottawa who joined us on one of our first outings in a small “go-devil” mud-boat. We were able to visit some areas too far to reach by kayak and…

The Barred Owl (strix varia)

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The Barred Owl or (strix varia) is a large North American owl that ranges from the west coast of the United States all the way to the swamps of Louisiana. These owls are residents of the Manchac Swamp and are a great sight to see on our kayak swamp tours. Unlike a lot of other…

Contrast on the Shoreline

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If you want to get out in a kayak and see some of the most scenic areas the state has to offer visit us on a kayaking swamp tour today! If you are an avid photographer and want longer to explore and setup shots around sunset we can accommodate you as well. Our professional photographer…

Late Summer Swamp Light

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The summer weather pattern has remained constant even as we see the fall equinox this year. That means late afternoon thunderstorms are the norm. We have been making lots of photo excursions lately, and the dark clouds and broken sky make for great light. Spotty and intermittent cloud cover drapes dark dramatic backdrops behind glowing…

Spring is Coming to Manchac Swamp

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The winter in Louisiana this year was all over the place. Freezing temperatures would plummet into the 20 degree range answered shortly thereafter by warming trends to 80 degrees. This made for a pretty drab winter. The wildlife in the swamp hunkered down to avoid the tumultuous winter weather conditions. As we approach the spring…