Their photographs can be just so dramatic.
Ominous, threatening… yet they are doing absolutely nothing.
The smaller Alligator in the middle may be a mature female, all the rest look to be males. A female usually doesn’t get any larger than 8 feet (2.5 meters). The others are 111-12 feet (3.5 meters).
For perspective the second shot above had my lens pulled all the way back at 150mm. Yes I was close, but I’m not out there swimming with them either.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.