Just an interesting image.
In color this was much too muddy and dark brown. Contrast and light in B&W gave it a new look.
Another reason this shot has the deep contrasts is drama. The Alligator is an apex predator, king of the hill so to speak. You want him to look the part.
Sometimes they just need a little help.
A quick mid day stop in above average heat (and that means brutal around these parts) to some marshes was uneventful.
We were nearby and even though we had no expectations it was easy so we went in.
Since we stopped by so did this local. Showing the usual curiosity the big guy swam over to see what we were doing.
He came as far as the shallows and sat in the grasses. It’s hard to tell when an Alligators eyes glaze over from boredom, but I’m pretty sure this is it. At least he was in the cool water.
Charleston, South Carolina.
First, these are best viewed large.
The morning sun almost hid the Alligator in plain sight. Looking close you can see the small insects over the swamp.
The scene was beautiful, even the Alligator.
As you can see he was interested in me also.
All these images would have been the standard Alligator in water photographs. The early sunlight turned them into something very different.
It looked better the some plants in the fore ground.
Disclaimer; This one is not wild. Though I did consider busting him out since many of his relatives are my neighbors.
Not telling what his age is, but you just know he’s been around a while.
A marsh scene from the ACE Basin, South Carolina.
I am still fascinated that I can walk along and be among them so easily. We both look at each other as just part of the landscape.
It looks like he dragged himself half out of the water and got too tired to get up the bank.