Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Sitting in the rigging of a shrimp boat.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

With their necks all twisted around, watching me, and one sound asleep you can’t help but smile they look so comical.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Everyone loves the Pelican.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Love The Landings, Wood Storks

Every time I see a flock of Wood Storks I try to get the ‘grand entrance’.

Love The Landings, Wood Storks
Love The Landings, Wood Storks

One of the privileges of being a wildlife photographer is captures like these.

Love The Landings, Wood Storks
Love The Landings, Wood Storks
Love The Landings, Wood Storks
Love The Landings, Wood Storks

Not many people ever get to witness these scenes. I know how fortunate I am.

Love The Landings, Wood Storks
Love The Landings, Wood Storks

Found On A Walk, Cemetery

Taken in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.

Found On A Walk, Cemetery
Found On A Walk, Cemetery

The clear lines and design of a cemetery is missing here. Area are still marked for boundaries, but they are stone edges, walls, or old wrought iron.

Found On A Walk, Cemetery
Found On A Walk, Cemetery

I find this to be much more peaceful than line upon line of uniform graves.

 

Slow Swim To The Dike, Alligator

Not a particularly exciting photograph I know. The hot weather is keeping even these guys hidden away.  Alligators may suffer heat worse than humans. Our body regulates the heat, an Alligator is ‘cold blooded’ and at the mercy of the outside temperature.

Slow Swim To The Dike, Alligator
Slow Swim To The Dike, Alligator

I have been in a slump with Alligator images and this one presented itself.

A Wannabe Alligator

One of the ‘smaller’ locals.

A Wannabe Alligator
A Wannabe Alligator

While not very big they can jump twice as far as you might think.

A Wannabe Alligator
A Wannabe Alligator

Green Anole lizards are common, like watch where you sit common.

A Wannabe Alligator
A Wannabe Alligator

When people first come here they are shocked to see them run around. After a short time you learn to ignore them.

They out number us. The best to hope for is keeping them out of the house.

So far so good.

But I fear it’s inevitable.

Green Heron All Whipped Up

And yes, another series with a Green Heron. Taken from a different environment though. This bird was hiding in a low hanging Live Oak filled with Spanish Moss.

Green Heron All Whipped Up
Green Heron All Whipped Up

When they get excited, or angry, all the feathers on their head stand right up, like a crown.  This is not a scene I see or photograph often.

Green Heron All Whipped Up
Green Heron All Whipped Up

It might have been because the Heron had few other places to hide here. The branches were hanging low over a river bank.

Green Heron All Whipped Up
Green Heron All Whipped Up

Whatever did set him off finally caused him to drop down, away from my sight and ultimately a quick flight over the river.

 

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