Posts Tagged ‘Gator’

A fellow blogger 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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This is what a beautiful, fat, healthy, 12 foot gator looks like sunning himself in the wild.

This photo was taken be me at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, LA at about 3o yards away in a canoe.