Adventures In The Salt Marsh
Well here is part 2 of what our pal Mr. Alligator did after he snuck out of the weeds and strolled himself on over to the salt marsh…
After slogging through some low tide mud, our boy made his way into the still shallow salt water and proceeded to swim around in and among the oyster beds hunting for food. In this case his menu item of choice was fish who were being brought in with the incoming tide. After picking his way around the oysters and reeds for about 25 minutes Mr. A took one more close pass over by my location before finally making his way further out into the marsh where I eventually lost sight of him.
interesting story and amazing pictures!
Wish you a nice day
Thank you moni I’m glad you liked the story and photos!
Great photos, Phil! I still can’t even imagine living near such creatures.
Thanks Deb, and guess what? We just saw that a baby (maybe 18″ long) alligator has taken up residence in the pond in our neighborhood near our house! Very cute 🙂
Stunning pictures , Phil !
Thanks much utham, glad you like them!
You never cease to amaze me with your ‘gator pics, Phil. The second to last pic is absolutely AWESOME.
Hey thanks a million Sylvia, I’m so happy you enjoyed them!
Who knew they were that supple… that u-shape turn is pretty cool. I think he was showing off with all those smooth curvy moves. He certainly seems to have his eye on you in that second to last shot. Great shooting as usual, Phil.
Thank you Gunta and I also got a kick out of that U turn in progress photo, it is a favorite of mine!
He was giving me the eye, maybe he remembers me as the person that took his picture when he thought he was well hidden in the weeds?! 🙂
And he is laughing all the time! 😛 That are really great Photos, Phil, stunning!
I am so happy you like these alligator photos and yes he may have been laughing he seemed in a good mood. 😀
He looks happy to me (?). I bet those were some easy, lazy mouthfuls – fish on the incoming tide. 4th photo in sequence make me think “primeval”!
He looked happy to me as well. And you are 100% correct about the lazy method of fishing he was employing. It was almost like he was fishing baleen style, where he would lean over and scoop up a bunch of water and strain out the fish. 🙂
I’m surprised alligators don’t have better skin after flopping around in the mud so much! What about his teeth?! I love the second to last photo…those eyes….
Well those teeth might need a little work. I have been trying to get a local dentist over to have a once a week clinic for teeth cleanings on these guys but so far no bites. Uh, I mean takers.
Gotta love that golden eye!
Ha! Dentists are such wussies!
He has a very special look, mr Gator … And i don´t think i want to meet him a dark night … But i do love your stunning photos of him ! // Maria 🙂
I’m glad you like the photos Maria and since I believe they can be active at night so I tend to avoid the extremely dark situations.
Another set of fantastic photos!
Thanks a bunch Molly I appreciate it greatly!
Remarkable shots, Phil! Mr. Gator must eat lots of fish everyday…
Thank you Amy, glad to hear you like the alligator pics!
I’m not actually sure they even do eat every day, I think if they eat enough at one time it can last them a while.
The images and story are amazing ,that first image is so strong you can see where the tail had been with the separation of the water,he looks like he is keeping a close eye on you. excellent again!!
One of my favorite things when I see them walking in places like this is the tail drag marks they leave behind.
Thanks very much for checking these out Callie!
I love the curving trail in the mud. I wonder what other designs he does:)
If I could figure out a way to get an aerial view of his design we might find that he spelled something out.
Or maybe he just traced out a cat face.
Amazing shots Phil.
Thank you Jan, glad you enjoyed these gator pics.
You got to see some teeth too!
Great photos. Glad you popped in at my blog. Gators are very interesting fellows.
Great close-up shots!