Hidden Alligator - Click To Enlarge

Do You Think You Would Notice ?

Hidden alligators were not my intent when photographing them. These are shots taken over around  a weeks time. They were a ‘ahh, an alligator’ type moment.

Hidden Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Hidden Alligator – Click To Enlarge

As I went through the images looking for Egret shots these were mixed in. The theme is simple, noticing them as you walk by.  I know for a fact I missed some that were right there with me. Ellen and I make a point of telling each other. No matter how far.

Hidden Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Hidden Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Most of these were taken between 150 – 200 mm, or about half a long lens distance. Close, but not under foot. I have not had any make threatening motions at all. Though I have heard a few jaws slam shut.

Hidden Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Hidden Alligator – Click To Enlarge

You can see here they do a good job of hiding in plain sight.

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American Alligator – Click To Enlarg

In the photo above the alligator is resting on a board placed there for this purpose. I’m not the only one who likes them. He looks comfortable, mouth full, and not trying to hide at all.

2 thoughts on “Do You Think You Would Notice ?”

    1. Thanks. Another animal you can’t help but photograph. They just lurk around. I think a problem might be people don’t see them as a threat when all they do is float under cover. Luck the large ones stay away from the banks.

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