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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Photos & Multimedia

Swamp waters surround baldcypress trees

Discover the treasures of south Lousiana in the Jean Lafitte photo galleries

See what's happening at Jean Lafitte through photos and multimedia. You can also find out what's new with the crew via park social media.

High-quality photos suitable for publication and available for free downloads are available here.

Check out the park's photo gallery here to see pictures of volunteers at work, park programs, and more.

At BioBlitz 2013 in May, scientists, students, staff from the National Park Service and National Geographic, and community members hit the trails and waterways at the Barataria Preserve for a 24-hour inventory blitz of every living thing. Links to videos, information about species, and more are available at the BioBlitz 2013 page.

For a virtual tour of the Barataria Preserve, click here.


For a closer look at south Louisiana, visit the multimedia page. Follow researchers as they learn more about park habitats or discover the secrets of delta dynamics.

Did You Know?

A hungry Louisianan peels crawfish.

Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....