Posts Tagged ‘Brazos Bend State Park’

Every year I try to hike on the first day of the year. This year it was extremely cold in Needville, Texas at Brazos Bend State Park. The hike started out at 32 degrees with a windchill somewhere between 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. Survival was dependent on three layers for the legs, four layers for the upper body, and wool socks and insulated hiking boots. As the walk progressed throughout the three-hour hike I saw much wildlife and beautiful scenery. The wind blowing through the trees passing upon my face was like a freezer door open. And you know what? It was fantastic! Here are a few photos. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

I will leave tonight with this parting Sunset I took at Brazos Bend State Park. I call it Nuclear Sunset because of the vibrant red coloration reflecting off the clouds. 2015 Albert Moyer, Jr.

DSCN1228

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

DSCN1139DSCN1073DSCN1061 DSCN1065 DSCN1067DSCN1158

In between our freezing days in Texas, I got out and shot some photos of trees and moss. Moss has a beauty about it, especially when blowing in the wind. I hope you all enjoy the photos.

IMG_8514 IMG_8519 IMG_8525 IMG_8527 IMG_8529 IMG_8530

2014 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

DSCF2300

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.

 

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.

IMG_9365 IMG_9362

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.

IMG_2739

This macro photo was taken at Brazos Bend State Park Needville, Texas.

IMG_5212

Spanish Moss and Fungus photo I took at Brazos Bend State Park Texas.

IMG_9392

This photo was taken at Brazos Bend State Park along a tributary that feeds into the Brazos River.

DSCF2721