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Watch Your Step, Please

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 9 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

That's no log! Camouflage is a Florida alligator's secret weapon. Park visitors and paparazzi must pay attention to what's in the grass at the water's edge, lest an unexpected presence rise up to greet them.

NIKON D80 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 1000 300 mm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Excellent shot of excellent capture !

9 Jun 2009 5:15am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Some spooky music here would be most fitting. Great shot Glenn.

9 Jun 2009 5:19am

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Awesome shot VF...you've captured his"personality" perfectly....this is exactly how a gator comes to mind!! :) In amongst the reeds waiting for prey! :)

9 Jun 2009 6:11am

Barbara from Florida, United States

What is great about this Glenn, besides the gator is that your POV looks like you are knee deep in this murky water. Watch out for that tail. Great detail.

9 Jun 2009 9:14am

@Barbara: Yeah, I was riding on the back of another 14 footer as I shot this one. Hahaha!

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wow, Glenn!!! And all I have to worry about while walking is black bears! :-) Great shot!

9 Jun 2009 10:14am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Cool shot! Wouldn't want to be greeted by him/her/it!

9 Jun 2009 10:41am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The alligators are so "chameleon" to blend with their surroundings that I understand the need for caution ...

9 Jun 2009 10:49am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wow - they do blend in!! I love the sharpness in this shot (and I appreciate that you used your long lens!!)....

9 Jun 2009 10:58am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

yeah i hope you were in a safe spot as well:)

9 Jun 2009 12:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

That would be one huge mis-step! Nice capture, Glenn!

9 Jun 2009 1:48pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Doing a little crocodile rock are you? lol

9 Jun 2009 2:24pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I don't have to be told twice! :D a great shot Glenn.

9 Jun 2009 4:44pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Now, this looks like a potentially serious situation !

9 Jun 2009 7:16pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Greet you and take a little bite! Ouch!
Great shot

10 Jun 2009 1:15am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Thanks everybody for coming by and leaving such great comments. Your visits are appreciated; I am amazed at the talent here at Am3, and the friendships we have across the nation and world. Blessings to you all!

10 Jun 2009 2:07am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Fascinating creatures... and I must say I'm quite thankful we're too cold up here for these critters!!

10 Jun 2009 4:43am

1/1600 second
ISO 1000
300 mm