Top: Neotropical Cormorants, Watercolor on paper, 14″ x 17″
Bottom: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Watercolor on paper, 14″ x 17″
Lake Espantosa is an abandoned channel of the nearby Nueces River. Called a resaca or oxbow lake, Espantosa is now dammed. There are lots of alligator gar, and quite likely, a number of gators.
Espantosa has strange tales linked to its dark waters that date back to the Spanish explorers who camped near its banks on the first expeditions across what we now call Texas.