Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Waiting At The Dock

Dog with back of woman and child and boat on shore of river with palm tree.

A fisherman prepares to go out for the night to work the waters in the Gulf of Mexico. His wife, child, and dog see him off from their home in Suwannee, Florida.

The secluded community is where salt waters meet spring-fed river water creating a scenic estuary surrounding the small fishing village.  Salt marshes and tidal flat attract shorebirds and act as a nursery for fish. Pompano, trout, grouper, redfish, shrimps, oysters, and sharks live in the surrounding waters.