For a few weeks each year, birds fill the skies and wildlife refuges of southwest Louisiana.
An alligator suns within view of the Lacassine Pool road, a safe glimpse into a wild environment.
A great blue heron takes a lunch break in the marsh grasses of Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.
A massive, centuries-old live oak makes visitors to the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center feel tiny and young.
Pull up a seat at one of southwest Louisiana's best wildlife shows: the sunset view from the observation deck at Lacassine Pool.
The pink flash of roseate spoonbills on the move brings a flurry of bright color to the otherwise subdued palette of southwest Louisiana's wildlife refuges.