Surf Durrani, a dedicated cardiologist, transforms into a globetrotting photographer during his spare time, chasing the allure of lush landscapes and captivating vistas. Recently, his lens delved into the mystical realm of the Big Cypress Bayou, nestled at the edge of Caddo Lake in eastern Texas—an integral part of the world’s largest cypress forest. The series captures the ethereal transformation of cypress trees, draped in Spanish moss, into a mesmerizing tapestry of autumnal hues, ranging from warm oranges to golden yellows.

Drawn to this region by captivating images, Durrani made the journey from his Northern Virginia home. Enamored by the beauty of the cypress forest, he describes the swamp as a magical haven adorned with Spanish moss, housing an array of mystical creatures like egrets and herons. November unfolds a two-week spectacle, painting the landscape in vivid colors and infusing the lake with an enchanting, almost magical, ambiance.

Durrani’s photography serves as a form of personal therapy, inviting viewers to share in the joy and discovery he experiences with each click of the shutter. Join Durrani on this visual journey, exploring the timeless beauty of the world’s largest cypress forest and the enchanting moments it offers.

Find prints available for purchase in his shop, and explore more on his website and Behance.

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