You Wouldn’t Think Something That Big Would Be Able To Hide

So yesterday evening I thought I spotted some movement in the weeds along side the marsh pond and when I stepped over to investigate, I quickly noticed this huge eye already checking me out. I have to give the big guy credit, he did manage to hunker himself down and, despite his size, be quite well hidden. I also knew what was coming next…he wanted to walk out from there and take a nice slow leisurely stroll over to the salt marsh to feed at low tide.

I watched him for a while swimming and sloshing around for fish in the salt marsh and those photos are a post for another day… 

Alligator Walks Out Of Marsh Pond

Alligator Walks Out Of Marsh Pond

Alligator Walks Out Of Marsh Pond

Alligator Walks Out Of Marsh Pond

Alligator Walks Out Of Marsh Pond

61 thoughts on “You Wouldn’t Think Something That Big Would Be Able To Hide

    • Well they are an impressive animal and being that close to one gets the old heart pumping pretty good!
      For me it’s more excitement then fear but they are quite a sight!

  1. It’s like he appeared out of nowhere. 🙂
    I like the sneer in number 3 and the profile in the last image is great…..what a delightful overbite. Dental references abound for the crocs it seems. So you must be on the other side of the water, Phil?

    • At least this time I saw the boy in advance. A while back I came close to stepping on one in a similar location that I almost didn’t see.
      I was on the salt marsh side of the causeway which separates the pond from the salt marsh where our friend was headed.

  2. He lives there for a reason. He blends in with the meadow/field as well as he does the water. All the shots are so close up, they’re great. That first photo is my favorite. It’s beautiful.

    • He does blend in well, almost too well. I came very close to stepping on one in a similar location not too long ago.
      I’m so happy you enjoyed these photos and stay tuned for part two! 🙂

    • Yes I was close and I had the 300 with a 1.4 on so it was a 420. But I have often made these types of shots using the 70-200, I just have to wait for him to get closer. 😀

    • Thank you Sylvia I’m happy you enjoyed these alligator pics!
      I’m sure you would be thrilled to be able to reach out and give him a scratch on the top of his head kitty style. 😀

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