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Sunbathing Alligator

Posted by
James (Central Florida, United States) on 7 February 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Enjoying my walk around Viera Wetlands, I was not paying attention to where I was going - I was too busy bird watching. Fortunately, I happened to look down and noticed this medium-sized alligator sunbathing on the shore of one of the supplemental ponds a few feet in front of me. The encounter reminded me of the importance of watching where I was stepping.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You did well to avoid camera-shake here !

7 Feb 2016 7:58am

@Ronnie 2¢: I was startled by his presence ... he seemed unfazed.

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo bravo!

7 Feb 2016 12:52pm

Sathya from Chennai, India

Indeed, an adventurous walk.

7 Feb 2016 2:19pm

@Sathya: Yes it was.

Don from Spokane, United States

A good shot of this fellow taking a rest. I like it.

7 Feb 2016 3:09pm

@Don: Thank you, Don

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh my goodness! Amazing that you are even this close! Impressive iamge

7 Feb 2016 7:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lights & reflections!
Amazing!

7 Feb 2016 9:27pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

8 Feb 2016 1:12pm