The photographs here were shot at Donnelley WMA in South Carolina. The water was shallow on this day which means that all the locals come to the same spot to feed. This happens maybe two or three times each Spring/Summer.
All these species live here but they don’t all get together every day like this. That’s what makes a find like this so special.
Below you can see how the big gators actually do get along, as long as they are not hungry, or mating. Each one of them were like small cars 😆.
Next is always a crazy site. The Alligator is not even thinking about trying to catch one of the close birds. He is very fast, they are even faster. Alligators are opportunistic hunters, they wait for the perfect moment. Also they not eat once a week or so, and not all that much.
As you can imagine, when we come up on a scene like this we fill memory cards and drain batteries. We came to this marsh a few times while the water was low. I will be deleting and sorting files and folders for months 😂🤣.
Timing was perfect for this. I’ll be getting my back and neck rebuilt soon and not heading out for a few months.