Tag Archives: Alligator

Marsh Scene

While out the other day I carried a second camera and a short lens.

I made a point of walking dikes and a dirt road along several marshes shooting only with ‘landscape’ gear. The photographs always give an entirely new perspective of the natural beauty there.

Marsh Scene
Marsh Scene

Taken from the opening of a small trunk. It’s always a good spot for the locals to hang.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

February Slow, Alligator

These guys don’t move around much in February. It’s the deep of our winter. Though not much by northern standards Alligators don’t much like it.

February Slow, Alligator
February Slow, Alligator

Here he was fairly dry so I think there is a deep mud hole in those reeds. Also I had walked this same path an hour before and he was not there.

February Slow, Alligator
February Slow, Alligator

The sun came out, so did this guy. Warming himself before night comes along.

Just Fives Minutes Ago… Alligator

I had just told two people all the locals (Alligators) were down the trail at the rookery. They were from out of town and had probably walked down the road from the the plantation looking for Alligators. The ‘Chicago Cubs’ sweat shirts gave them away.

Yet they no sooner moved off and…

Just Fives Minutes Ago... Alligator
Just Fives Minutes Ago… Alligator

he was a few steps away in the duck weed.

Just Fives Minutes Ago... Alligator
Just Fives Minutes Ago… Alligator

It’s too bad. This guy was certainly close enough to have been a highlight of their trip. A 5 footer (1.5 meter) is a nice size to see.

People who visit always want to see an Alligator. They are also completely amazed they are not behind a fence, or even bars, but simply sitting right there.

Just Fives Minutes Ago... Alligator
Just Fives Minutes Ago… Alligator

We usually tell them no one bothers them, and besides, they were here first.

note; we say these things very casually, like it’s no big deal. But ‘it’s really way cool!!!’ Only 5 years ago I was thinking the same thing.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Reflection On The Water, American Alligator

One that should be viewed large. The reflections between Alligator and water are almost transparent.

Reflection On The Water, American Alligator
Reflection On The Water, American Alligator

I published this because it’s actually a common photograph we capture. When the water is clear and the light soft it’s really impressive. But I don’t think I have done a dark B&W before.