Mother Nature's Camouflage
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge
The Okefenokee swamp or "land of the trembling earth", as it was know to the Creek Indians, is a wonderful place to visit in southeast Georgia. The swamp, which is a national wildlife refuge and protected by the fish and wildlife service, is home to many species of animals. The Eastern Screech Owl is one of the many residents and likes to reside in tree cavities usually created by woodpeckers. They are also masters of camouflage and can be seen here using it to their advantage. One must have a good eye to spot these little birds of prey.
Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA