Tag Archives: Nature

Perfect Timing, Alligator Series

Just as I turned my head this big Alligator broke the surface. At first I didn’t see the fish, I noticed the arched back and thought he would lean back, growl, and do the aggressive ‘profile’.

Perfect Timing, Alligator Series - click to enlarge
Perfect Timing, Alligator Series – click to enlarge

It didn’t take him long to finish the fish, but I did get a nice series here.

Click, or double tap, any image below to view the gallery.

Note; an Alligator ‘profile’ is when they raise both their head and tail out of the water as high as they can. Usually a deep, and loud, rumble (growl) is made to alert any other Alligators (sometimes people) nearby. Profiling is to challenge for a territory or mate. A big Alligator can vibrate the water around them, almost waves.

 

Fly By Spoonbill, Odd Lighting

I don’t think it was the Spoonbills coloring, I don’t know what caused this almost purple cast.

Fly By Spoonbill, Odd Lighting - click to enlarge
Fly By Spoonbill, Odd Lighting – click to enlarge

I also checked my camera white balance, rarely used settings, and photo options I have never used. The file was shot as RAW (no automatic color options).

I can’t even blame reflected sunlight, it was cloudy.

Anyway, here is a Spoonbill, in a rather strange pink’ish’ coloration.

Pelican, Low Take Off

White Pelicans I have been watching here look like they want to get high up right away. It only just occurred to me the other day, and watching this bird staying low seemed different.

Pelican, Low Take Off - click to enlarge
Pelican, Low Take Off – click to enlarge

Of course now that I’m curious the Pelicans will be gone and I will have forgotten my theory by the time I see my next flocks.

I have a curious mind…and a short attention span.