camera on a tripod with swamp behind it

Both professional and beginning photographers find a wealth of photography opportunities on the Swamp Island Drive and in the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp.  Screech owls raise photogenic families in abandoned woodpecker holes, and gators pose lazily along the banks of the borrow ditches or in the pond.  Orchids and carnivorous plants are sought-after photography subjects, especially in spring when the pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts, and sundew have flowers.  Golden-winged dragonflies, blue dashers, and ebony jewelwings are great insect subjects, and the spiders and their amazing orb webs become very noticeable in summer and fall.  See our Facebook page for ideas on when to see various flora and fauna in Okefenokee.  

Photography workshops are offered seasonally so stay in touch on our Facebook for upcoming events. Sunset boat tours are also offered seasonally by on-site concessionaire Okefenokee Adventures which offers a scenic glimpse into the golden hour on the water.