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An Alligator Kind Of Day

Some days it’s Egrets, others it might be Storks or Eagles. And yes, some days it’s Alligators.

An Alligator Kind Of Day - click to enlarge
An Alligator Kind Of Day – click to enlarge
An Alligator Kind Of Day - click to enlarge
An Alligator Kind Of Day – click to enlarge

One of the best things about shooting outdoors is not knowing what kind of day it might be.

An Alligator Kind Of Day - click to enlarge
An Alligator Kind Of Day – click to enlarge

A day like this is not for everybody, but we love it.

An Alligator Kind Of Day - click to enlarge
An Alligator Kind Of Day – click to enlarge

I mean really, I could be in a cubicle !

Alligator Beach

The other morning we went out with no particular goal, just to walk around marshes. We picked a large Wildlife Management Area. A few rangers and photographers might be around but that’s it. This area is 8,000+ acres so there is plenty of room for everyone.

Alligator Beach - click to enlarge
Alligator Beach – click to enlarge

What I found was the Alligators are out and about. Click the above and you will count at least 6 large ones just on this short stretch of a canal bank.

Now I need to go through all the images from that morning. I hope people like Alligator photographs.

Even Bigger Than He Looks, Alligator

I always try to give some type of size perspective when I take these shots. They always look bigger than they are, even the big ones.

Except this one. He is huge.

Even Bigger Than He Looks, Alligator - click to enlarge
Even Bigger Than He Looks, Alligator – click to enlarge

I took this for no particular reason except this Alligator is very big, usually in the same place in a large marsh, and doesn’t really like to see people.

When he is around, we move on. Nothing has ever happened, he just likes to come up close and intimidate. It works.

 

Completely Unaware, Green Heron

You may not notice at first either, and this is exactly how it happens. Click the image to view in full size.

Completely Unaware, Green Heron - click to enlarge
Completely Unaware, Green Heron – click to enlarge

There are 2 hidden Alligators within a few feet of this Heron. Even knowing they are there it is hard to see them.

None had moved while I was watching, they all may have stayed that way for hours. Patience is how both Alligators and Herons hunt.