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