To celebrate Earth Day 2017 here are some wildlife and nature images from the great slough off Corney Creek, Union Parish,  Louisiana.  Best of luck to the Kayak Club for a good adventure on Sunday!

Nutria rats (Coypu) in love. C.Paxton photo and copyright

Nutria rats (Coypu) in love, one of the charms of the great slough off Corney Creek is the diurnally active rodent population. C.Paxton photo and copyright

Otter family in eveing sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. C.Paxton photo and copyright

Otter family in eveing sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. C.Paxton photo and copyright

Photographing the heronry in evening sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. K.Paxton photo and copyright

Photographing the heronry in evening sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. K.Paxton photo and copyright

Barred Owls call "Who cooks for you" from the flooded copse in evening sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. K.Paxton photo and copyright

Barred Owls call “Who cooks for you” from the flooded copse in evening sunshine at the Great Slough off Corney Creek. K.Paxton photo and copyright