This photograph is taking advantage of early spring, no leaves yet.
You should enlarge this photograph to get a better view.
This is a new born Alligator, and it is climbing on to Moms back for safety. And…I was not getting closer for a better view.
The baby was covered in duck weed.
The only time an Alligator will consider, or act, against a standing, upright, human is to protect her young. Mom was being very understanding here…not pushing my luck.
Technically this is called a ‘congregation’, of Alligators.
I would call it many other things…
Gators can be much more effective in B&W images.
Standing there can be slightly intimidating.
Even if they don’t find it, miles of empty beach.
The Spoonbills are working their way back. January and February they move a little further south.
Above is about dawn in the marshes. I was getting Ibis silhouettes when this bird turned. A single Spoonbill.
Before light he was gone. But it’s great to have them moving back in.
In case you have ever wondered. After all, most people don’t stick their head in to look around.
This is the grave site of an old Charleston family and large land owners. The mausoleum is now on the edge of a marsh outside town.
The Wragg’s were bankers, plantation owners, and responsible for a large number of emigrants (look that up in early records. A politically correct way to describe slave traders. Can’t make this stuff up).
No name here, just initials and the date.
A grave site marked out by the old traditional raised stones. Eliza Maria, 1866.