This is the kind of habitat that brings an estimated ten million ducks to winter in southern Louisiana. And it's all part of the 141,000 acre Atchafalaya Wildlife Management Area, a vast publically accessible swampland wilderness where hunters from near and far arrive in old and new houseboats, pirogues, and flatbottoms stacked with camping gear and food for the opening days of some of the world's finest waterfowl hunting. This is the kind of habitat that makes the show Swamp People so much fun to watch - wild, rich places, places ruled by the sometimes dangerous pace of nature's time, where gators lie gape-mouthed on the mud beaches, sawfish and monster sturgeon lurk, where, when that bobber disappears, or that rod tip bows down, you have no idea what is eating that bait down there, in the primordial darkness of the river. There is the feeling, there in that immensity of ancient mud and waterlilies, willow thickets, elephant ears, under that white almost tropical sky, that well, almost anything might be living, almost anything can happen. It's a heady, intoxicating, buggy place, as you can see below.