These last photographs were taken after most of the Alligators had calmed down, only a few were still growling. It was interesting that some were still looking for others.
Above these 2 were swimming around with purpose, but actually avoided each other and any fighting.
However… like everything out here it was not what it seemed. Look at the photograph above, closely. Click the image to enlarge.
The base of the tree, right side at water level was a real surprise.
In the image you can see the biggest Alligator of them all waiting in the grass.
Another decent size male swam along the edge of the open water watching the water line.
In the other direction (above) an Alligator was directly challenging a smaller one, who wisely was moving on.
The last activity, before quiet set in, was the one above who was late to the party. He swam out to the middle looking around, but it was all over. By now they had all forgotten about the first one starting all the trouble in the first place.