Perfect Timing, Alligator Series - click to enlarge

Perfect Timing, Alligator Series

Just as I turned my head this big Alligator broke the surface. At first I didn’t see the fish, I noticed the arched back and thought he would lean back, growl, and do the aggressive ‘profile’.

Perfect Timing, Alligator Series - click to enlarge
Perfect Timing, Alligator Series – click to enlarge

It didn’t take him long to finish the fish, but I did get a nice series here.

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Note; an Alligator ‘profile’ is when they raise both their head and tail out of the water as high as they can. Usually a deep, and loud, rumble (growl) is made to alert any other Alligators (sometimes people) nearby. Profiling is to challenge for a territory or mate. A big Alligator can vibrate the water around them, almost waves.

 

4 thoughts on “Perfect Timing, Alligator Series”

  1. Wow. What a great series of images, Ted. I am glad that you kept shooting even when you were not sure of what you were seeing. It seems you follow the law of the Wild West as I do–shoot first and ask questions later. 🙂

    1. Thanks. And yep, it’s a rule to keep shooting even after you think the scene is done.

      I learned that from a sports photog. Many people let up on the shutter and miss the celebration of a goal, the high fives, etc.

      As it is I miss a ton for ending early LOL.

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