Archive for the ‘Reptiles’ Category

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography Photos dedicated to Bill Royall

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Cuban Anole

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

A few reptile photos from my trip last weekend at Brazos Bend. 2015 Albert Moyer, Jr.

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A few photos I shot recently in North Texas. They are so peaceful, but can be so deadly. 2015 Albert Moyer

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A red-eared slider found along a stream.

2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

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A Big Alligator!

I took this photo at Brazos Bend State Park.

I estimate the size at about 12 feet and 500 plus pounds.

I was 30 feet away when I shot the photo. Brave or stupid? LOL

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

 

This breed of snake has some really nice colors.  One of the prettiest I have seen.

California Red-Sided Garter Snake

Redsided Garter Snake

Photo from Google Images

Alligators really blend into their environment and you always have to be watching for them especially in Florida. This one caught my eye while walking along a trail near the water’s edge. Do you see it?

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A fellow blogger http://busymindthinking.com/ asked me if I actually get close to gators when taking their photos. The answer is,”Yes!” Gators are not the monsters people think they are. Gators are actually quite docile, and are as curious about us, as we are of them. I often find they are quite afraid of humans. Here I am up close and personal with some gator friends. The ideal distance is 30 feet or more away from them. I might be cheating that a little here.

Ask me to do this for crocodiles and we have,”NO DEAL!” That is a totally different reptile with more aggressive tendencies.

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It’s always nice to walk along a path and run into a reptilian friend.  It makes for great photo opportunities and observation. This young, or possibly female gator, was warming in the Texas sun along Elm Lake at Brazos Bend State Park.

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