I have seen these critters, they are always around, but not been publishing many of them. So below are a few shots of locals taken in the last week or so while out and about.
I’m guessing this is a loving couple. Two old timers. The smaller female is about as large as she will get. Maybe 7 feet (2.1 meters). It’s hard to tell with the big guy as he was snuggling her.
Next is a standard shot, though this one I like because the water had some movement. The gator was floating and watching, pretty much what they do.
Last is this adult swimming around the reeds. What I did not see when shooting was the Gallinule (Moor Hen) sitting in the background. Good thing gators eat less when it’s cool out. Gallinule is everybody’s favorite meal out here.
Photographs taken in both Donnelley and Bear Island, South Carolina.