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Meet Manchac Swamp photographer Julia Sims

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PONCHATOULA, La. (WGNO) - Julia Sims was not an expert on swamp living when she got hooked on the beauty of Manchac Swamp.

After an airboat ride, Sims declared to her husband that she was going to buy an airboat and the next day they did.

Through photography, Sims was able to meet trappers and crawfishermen who eventually accepted her -- this allowed her to get some impressive photographs.

Sims has a book published called Manchac Swamp: Louisiana's Undiscovered Wilderness