Relive scenes and music from famous parades and experience the signature floats that return year after year, including Endymion’s Pontchartrain Beach Float, Orpheus’s Smokey Mary, and Rex’s Boeuf Gras. Celebrities, including Will Ferrell, reign over super-krewes as kings. Women wear the crown in Iris, Nyx, and Muses—known for its coveted shoe throws. The Mardi Gras Indians and the Baby Dolls show off a proud history in costume and dance. The Rolling Elvi and ’tit Rǝx are just some of a wild profusion of show-stopping sub-krewes. The exuberance and thrill of Carnival are on full display in these stunning photographs.