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Out Of My Way (1) , Alligator

I almost forgot !

We always joke and take photographs of the Alligators hanging out with Turtles. Like using them as a pillow.

I have wanted to get one taking over a wooden ramp, then promptly forgot when I did.

Out Of My Way, Alligator - click to enlarge
Out Of My Way, Alligator – click to enlarge

I came across an entire series of a take over.

Above is the first in a series. I got carried away and now have a bunch to go through.

Note: The Alligator is about 4 foot long (1.2 m) so these Turtles were really big.

Egret Ran Me Over

No really, right at me. I did get him in the viewfinder somehow. This shot, several others were eye, wing, and foot.

Egret Ran Me Over - click to enlarge
Egret Ran Me Over – click to enlarge

I cropped the top to make a standard 16×10 format.

What happens is we may stand right on the edge of the swamp, toes touching the water while leaning out looking right and left. It gives you a clear view of what is hiding along the bank, in front and behind.

Sometimes, like here, somebody else has the same idea. But going faster.