Two of the most prominent trees in the Big Cypress Swamp are slash pine and cypress.
It’s a bit of a trick to tell them apart in the summer:
From up in the air the view is “green” as far as the eye can see.
The cypress lose their needles and turn whitish-gray.
That sets up a startling contrast between them and the enduring green of the pines, imparting the swamps with the look and feel of a “black and white” photograph.