Over two days we paddled around Caddo Lake spending most of the time in Sawmill Pond and Big Cypress Bayou. Birds were not plentiful but I did manage to capture a few shots of a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret. I also was entertained by a squirrel eating cones from a Bald Cypress.
Sawmill Pond was where I was most inspired by the trees, water and wildlife. Even well after sunrise, the tall trees offered shade to keep us cool and scenes dappled in sunlight. I entered this image in the scenic category of 2020 Texas Master Naturalist Photo Contest. I am pleased to say it earned 3rd place.