“Barrymore, what is this howl?”: 12 most picturesque swamps in the world

The swamp is not only an inhospitable swamp that you can't really walk through, but also a unique ecosystem, a storehouse of a huge amount of clean water!

Moreover, wetlands can be very beautiful —so much so that people come to them from other countries just to look.

1. Okavango Delta

2. Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park in Florida, USA is a unique swampy area, nicknamed the “grass river”. The swamp has become home to many birds and animals.

3. Great Dismal Swamp

< p>Great Dismal in North Carolina is another big gloomy US swamp. Once upon a time, trees were actively cut down here, and now this territory has become a nature reserve and is carefully guarded.

4. Jinhua Swamp

There was once a huge swamp within the city of Jinhua in China, and it has been turned into a unique park area Yanweizhou Wetland Park. Now there is a concert hall, leisure areas and footbridges.

5. Fiordland Park

6. Zapata National Park

The Zapata National Park (Cienaga de Zapata) is one of the little-known natural attractions of Cuba. The park is located near Varadero.

7. Bangweulu Swamps

Bangweulu is a huge water system in Zambia, consisting of swamps, rivers and lakes. Its name means “the place where water meets the sky”.

8. Louisiana Swamps

This list would be incomplete without mentioning the swamps of Louisiana. Atchafalaya is the largest river swamp in the United States, striking the imagination with ominous views. It is located in the south of the state.

9. Pantanal Marshes

The Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world, located on the border of Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. Translated from Portuguese, pântano literally means “swamp” or “wet lowland”. By the way, South America is generally the most swampy continent on the planet.

10. Marshes of South Sudan

11. Vasyugan swamps

12. Mshinsky swamp

Mshinsky swamp is a state nature reserve located in the Leningrad region. Seven lakes can be counted on its territory, and eight rivers also originate here.

Photo: Getty Images, Imaginechina-Tuchong/Legion-Media, Cavan Images/Legion-Media, Vladimir Melnikov/Legion- Media, Alexey Kuznetsov/Encyclopedia “Water of Russia” (water-rf.ru)

Material first published in March 2021

Masha Veselova

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