Yesterday evening I saw good old Mr. A sloshing his way across the salt marsh at low tide. I could tell just by looking at him he was not planning to stay there for the night and sure enough, a few minutes later he came lumbering up out of the marsh and took a nice little stroll over to the pond side!
Lumbering is surely a correct description of this big guy’s movements! I can almost feel the ground shake by just looking at him.
He does look like a big old dinosaur doesn’t he?! :-0
Excellent shots Phil, the second one is awesome.
Thank you Jan, I had to get out of his way after taking that shot.
Your gator telepathy is still working. What’s their lumbering top speed?
I was right about this guy this time anyway. Lumbering speed is slow, but I have seen them run and I mean run.
Walking with dinosaurs!
Coming to a movie theater near you next month!
There’s a lot of personality in the second shot. Nice shot, Phil.
I’ll mention to him that you thought he looks like he has a very nice personality. I might even see him later tonight. 🙂 Hey, it never hurts to pass along a kind word. 😀
Love the smile in the first shot, Phil!
He was smiling until he saw me, then he sort of looked just a little annoyed. 😯
That is a pretty mean looking alligator. Outta my way, punk, or c’mon, make my day.
He may have had a long day and did not feel like having to deal with me shoving a camera in his face when he was just trying to go back to his pond and relax. But that’s what happens to celebrities, someone is always after them for pictures. 🙂
OMG the second shot made me jump back a little bit. Excellent Phil.
I jumped back a bit after taking the shots. Thanks Edith!
I just thought he was coming right up to me! Good thing, that he hasn’t eaten you, so near he was up to you! 😉
He was moving in very close and did not seem happy to see me. I don’t know why, I make him famous! 🙂
Always nice to have company on an evening stroll. 🙂
Oh exactly. But…I did get a feeling this guy was not particularly thrilled to have me there shoving a camera in his face when he was just trying to get back to his pond for a relaxing night.
Sempre bellissime le tue foto. Ciao, Pat
What a fantastic mug shot, Phil. I presume Mr A won’t be entering any beauty competitions. 😆
You wouldn’t say that if you saw the competition Sylvia. 😛 😀
When you see him in the water, he looks almost weightless but , good heavens, he is HUGE !!!
When I see him swimming, he looks almost weightless but, good heavens, he is HUGE !!!
The wild thing about seeing them walking around is how much they look like a living dinosaur!
Watching one walk on land is an amazing sight.
That second shot is amazing. So I have to ask, just how close were you to him? I hope you were separated by a nice long lens…’cause I feel nervous just looking at the photo let along imagining being there in reality!!
I’m glad you like the shot of him walking toward me and he was really only 8-10 feet away. I had just a fairly short lens (200mm) so yes, he was quite close. 😯
Thanks so much for looking!
Yikes, you must have either nerves of steel, or very fast legs! Either way, I’m impressed.