Faster Than You Think, Alligator - Click To Enlarge

Faster Than You Think, Alligator

I caught this series by chance. Everything I was shooting was in bursts of 10 shots a second. Even an Alligator sitting in the mud half asleep (or so I thought).

Faster Than You Think, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Above is the first image in the burst. Maybe 10 – 12 feet of sleeping alligator.

Suddenly…

Faster Than You Think, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator – Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator – Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Faster Than You Think, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

The final shot I pulled the lens back a little. Not a plan really, a reflex habit. When shooting fast if any motion I twist back a little so as not to have anything out of the view finder. Pure habit from missing tons of good opportunities.

I never did see what the big guy caught. Something tiny flowing in the water nearby I guess. If you are that big you eat whatever comes your way.

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