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In the wilds of Maine, the sky darkened and a spirit of foreboding overcame me. For a few brief seconds the sun burst through and lit up the swamp, then the clouds swirled and a thunderstorm brewed.

According to Wikipedia, a swamp is a wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions. Swamps are usually regarded as including a large amount of woody vegetation. When a wetland area does not include such vegetation, it is usually termed a marsh.

Swamps are generally characterized by very slow-moving waters, often rich in tannins from decaying vegetation. They are usually associated with rivers or lakes. Swamps are features of areas with very low topographic relief, although they may be surrounded by mountains.

Although I like the effect of this photo, the quality would have been enhanced somewhat had a tripod been used.

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