<p>A moss-hung cypress keeps watch over the placid waters of South Carolina's ACE Basin, named for three rivers that run through it: the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto. This relatively intact and exceptionally rich ecosystem provides feeding and resting areas for waterfowl, as well as wading birds, mink, and alligators.</p>

ACE Basin, South Carolina

A moss-hung cypress keeps watch over the placid waters of South Carolina's ACE Basin, named for three rivers that run through it: the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto. This relatively intact and exceptionally rich ecosystem provides feeding and resting areas for waterfowl, as well as wading birds, mink, and alligators.

Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

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