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Watch Your Step

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.

Watch Your Step
Watch Your Step

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.

He Stopped By, Alligator

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.

He Stopped By, Alligator
He Stopped By, Alligator

Since we stopped by so did this local. Showing the usual curiosity the big guy swam over to see what we were doing.

He Stopped By, Alligator
He Stopped By, Alligator

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.

 

Lost In Reflections, Alligator

First, these are best viewed large.

Lost In Reflections, Alligator
Lost In Reflections, Alligator

The morning sun almost hid the Alligator in plain sight. Looking close you can see the small insects over the swamp.

Lost In Reflections, Alligator
Lost In Reflections, Alligator

The scene was beautiful, even the Alligator.

Lost In Reflections, Alligator
Lost In Reflections, 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.