Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Morning Rituals

Man shaves while looking in mirror with old hats hanging on wooden wall.

Reflected in the mirror while shaving, elderly bachelor William McKinley Crews will choose which hat he’ll wear for the day from the collection that hangs on his wall. He has lived his entire life on his 160-acre farm in Moccasin Swamp located on the southwestern side of the Okefenokee Swamp in rural Georgia. With no running water, electricity or telephone, he lives with 14 cats and four heifers.