A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge

A Day Of Alligators (1)

I have fallen hopelessly behind, and the Alligators have taken over the days shootings. In one morning last week we had over 25 with us on a walk. That means hundreds of photographs, and a large number of keepers.

I think the best presentation, of this single day, is to publish images in the order the situation occurred. This will be several articles, so this is the first of… who knows, I haven’t thought that far ahead.

A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge
A Day With Alligators (1) – click to enlarge

The day started walking a large marsh dike. Immediately we bumped into the group above. Several slipped into the water as we came close, others didn’t want to.

A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge
A Day With Alligators (1) – click to enlarge

Above you can see 2 that wanted the water. Of course they just stayed around and watched, but felt safer where they could dive.

A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge
A Day With Alligators (1) – click to enlarge

One entire side of the marsh here was dotted with small cane and reed islands. Each island was alongside the dike so we had a long walk with a view of the locals the whole way. Above a larger one ignored us.

A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge
A Day With Alligators (1) – click to enlarge

Because this was a dike, between 2 marshes the other side, on my right, also had canes and reeds. No open water, thick brush. Perfect for a nap in the sun. Like this mid sized gator. He was also one of the smallest that day.

A Day With Alligators (1) - click to enlarge
A Day With Alligators (1) – click to enlarge

And last in this article was the big guy on his ‘bed’ of reeds. He was a little ahead on my left. It looked like he had the most comfortable spot in the whole place.

The dike means we can walk and see wildlife from both sides. And we did.

The next in this set will be more photographs less me.

 

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