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There’s Something Stunningly Beautiful About Mississippi’s Cypress Swamps

Mississippi is full of natural wonders, and among those wonders are cypress swamps. These swamps are filled with trees, some dating back more than 1,000 years. The cypress trees are unique in the fact that they produce roots known as “knees,” which protrude from the surface of the water. The swamps also provide the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife, making them prime locations for photography. By far some of the most beautiful sites in the state, a visit to a cypress swamp is a must. Still not convinced? The following photos should do the trick.

Have you visited any of the state’s gorgeous cypress swamps? Share your photos by sending them to submit-ms@onlyinyourstate.com.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.