Your Louisiana Life

Bay de la Cheniere

Kevin Rabalais, New Orleans

There’s no denying that Louisiana is a beautiful state.

From south Louisiana’s coast to up north with its towering pine trees, and the lakes, bayous, prairies and plains in between, it’s the Sportsman’s Paradise indeed — not to mention a photographer’s paradise. For years, we’ve had an ongoing photo contest in search of a sharable image reflecting some aspect of Louisiana life and culture to run in the front of the magazine. The response has always been enthusiastic, resulting in scores of intriguing images that capture the landscape we all love. We get so many in fact, it seemed like a no-brainer to expand the contest into a full-fledged feature, showcasing the best of the best reader photos. In the following pages, you’ll see the Pelican State in all of her glory, seen through the lens of Louisianians. This is your Louisiana life. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Emily Withrow, New Orleans / “Sunset after a day of fishing on the bass pond,” in Bayou Pigeon

Who Dat Owl

Emily Withrow, New Orleans

Bee Cool

Austin Harrelson Jr., Grayson

Harbor At The West End Park

Elton Zhou, New Orleans / “The photo was taken on the day of the Moon Eclipse. New Orleans didn’t have a massive red moon, but I did have a chance to record the serenity near the West End Park.”

Country Church

Jon Guice, Monroe / Alabama Methodist Church, Summerfield

Oak and Bamboo

Tiffany Matt, Washington / Jungle Gardens, Avery Island

Jackson Square

Anna Prasith, Shakopee, Minnesota

Planting Sugarcane

Kevin Rabalais, New Orleans

Lake Claiborne Sunset

Sherry Turney, Homer

Cypress and Lilies

Sheri Mance, Monroe

Gator Chill

Terri Koehler, Laplace


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