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Locals In The Sun, Alligator

I have fallen behind on my Alligator photographs . These were taken the second week in March but never published.

Just a few days ago we had one of those ‘gator days’ so now I’m even further behind.

Locals In The Sun, Alligator
Locals In The Sun, Alligator
Locals In The Sun, Alligator
Locals In The Sun, Alligator

Walking between two marshes I found these in hidden spots.

Locals In The Sun, Alligator
Locals In The Sun, Alligator

Mom, No Kids Around

Heading into the marshes we stopped by to check on ‘Mom’. She is right off the dirt road we use. And yes, she was lying on the big marsh side.

Mom, No Kids Around
Mom, No Kids Around

However, I looked in both known spots and found not a single young one. They do have a high mortality rate, but she did have around 40 so some might have been in deep grasses.

Mom, No Kids Around
Mom, No Kids Around

Female Alligators have a specific breeding territory they protect and keep. Nests are piled vegetation.

Little factoid… the heat of the nest will dictate the main sex of the babies. Light on details though.

In The Reeds, Alligators

These were shot 03/21/2021.

I have dated these because there is a time when we go from a few gators to scenes that look like old 1950’s monster movies.

In The Reeds, Alligators
In The Reeds, Alligators

The sun gets warmer and the Alligators start to show up in any place they can take a nap.

In The Reeds, Alligators
In The Reeds, Alligators

Alligators don’t hibernate, they get in a hole and take a long sleep waking to stretch and maybe take a walk.

But when the sun finally comes, it gets like a day at the beach.

Above photographs shot on one of the first warmer days.

A Different Type Of Landscape

This should be viewed large to get the full effect of the ‘landscape’ scene.

I mention from time to time how I like to take shots wide to give a perspective of the marshes and where we shoot. This is a good example.

I was born, raised, and spent a large part of my life in New York City.

And now…

A Different Type Of Landscape, Alligators
A Different Type Of Landscape, Alligators

Could it be any more different !

ACE Basin, South Carolina.