On The Trunk (2), Alligators - click to enlarge

On The Trunk (2), Alligators

This is the second article in a series.

On The Trunk (2), Alligators - click to enlarge
On The Trunk (2), Alligators – click to enlarge

Here all the photographs are about the ‘big guys’ taking over the prime real estate. They forced themselves in between the gate that closes the dike and the opening with a constant flow of water, and fish.

The perfect spot for catching these shots was directly above on the wooden structure itself.

On The Trunk (2), Alligators - click to enlarge
On The Trunk (2), Alligators – click to enlarge

A wide shot, looking out into the marsh, shows the ‘others’ that were either coming in for their chance at fish or some too small to take a prime spot. The smaller Alligators, about 20 yards (18 m) out really had as many fish as the others. Fish jumped out of the water and away from the slower big gators.

I was surprised at how many fish got away. All of a sudden there would be several snapping jaws and big splashes.  A fish would fly into the air and land way clear of the Alligators. In general the gators didn’t seem to be all that great at fishing.

On The Trunk (2), Alligators - click to enlarge
On The Trunk (2), Alligators – click to enlarge

Above is my position to catch the action. At least 3 were pushing in here.

Click, or double tap, any image below to view the gallery.

Click here to view the first article in the series.

Click here to view the third article in the series.

 

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