Alligator in the Grass

Alligator in the Grass, Everglades National Park, Florida
You can never be too careful walking along a waterway while in Florida. This alligator was hunkered down in the grass, silently watching when I hiked past. After my initial surprise, I got down on the grass too — a safe distance away, of course — and let my telephoto lens do the work.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/500th of a second



  1. michael huber December 20, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    cool pic. great color .

  2. Pauline December 20, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    Well that ain’t no snake in the grass :o)) … lovely focal point on his eye

  3. Peter Butterfield December 20, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    Something tasty this way comes.There is very little warmth in that gaze.Thanks for another terrific week.

  4. mom December 20, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    I’ll never get Gina to go to Key Largo now!!!

  5. Amanda D December 20, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    cool shot!

  6. Steve B December 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Nice capture! Unique.

  7. Susan Rubeo December 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I never go outside my house without checking for the scary creatures in our pond, in Florida this fellow took a pose for,you ,got a great shot
    Aunt Sue

  8. Donna Strollo Zentek December 25, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Nice perspective.

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