Every day nature lays a thousand wonderful things under our eyes, and every day we manage to ignore them without any trouble, but every so often it gets a little tougher.
Louisiana coastal wetlands are vanishing at an alarming rate. The wetlands are a vast area supporting a wide diversity plant, aquatic and animal life. It also provides a friction barrier reducing the impacts of devastating hurricanes to the population. The coastal wetlands are our Kevlar, our protection against destructive winds. Sadly, with the loss of the coastal wetlands, areas that never flooded before are now seeing high water invade their communities on a regular basis. My images hopefully show the beauty of our wetlands and the broad range of wildlife that thrive in its environment.
Why should we care about the coastal wetlands? A conservationist ranger in Africa was asked that same question when asked why should any care about the diminishing population of the Black Rhino. He responded by saying, “ Well, when it’s gone …it gone forever.” It was a simple but prophetic answer. Our wetlands support many in the fishing and maritime industry. Thousands of jobs depend on a thriving coast. If we lose our wetland delta…we have the possibility to lose everything.”