The Fish Were Jumping Last Night
Yesterday evening I only had a few minutes to spare so I took a quick trip over to see if anything was going on in the marsh. Well Mr. Alligator was in the salt marsh at low tide and he really had everything all stirred up! He had the small fish and the tiny glass shrimp jumping (for their lives) all over the place. Even though most of his dinner consisted of this small marine life, if he scoops up enough large mouthfuls he gets full.
When I was leaving he had calmed down, (which meant the entire area was calmed down) and he was giving me this cute innocent little face which might have worked except I saw what he had been up to!
What an amazing shot, Phil!
Thanks very much I appreciate you checking these out and glad you like them!
I always love being frightened by the beasts you capture!
Well I hope they don’t give you any nightmares. 🙂
I just worry about your limbs!
…not joyfully, I bet!! Great photos, Phil!
Thank you so much Marina, I’m very happy you enjoyed these gator photos!
Oh my gosh, that last photo. “Innocent” is right! He really had things stirred up.
Oh he tried to put on that face but it’s probably the same look he gives a crab right before pouncing on it and crunching it down. 😯 🙂
lol .. I love that face though
Oh well sure, you gotta love all the cuteness. 😀
Wow Phil, awesome shots.
Hey thanks Jan. very glad you liked them.
With those fish jumping around all over the place, it would be a challenge to get them. Nice shots. Though I’ve never seen innocent anywhere around a gator.
He was mostly concentrating on scooping up mouthfuls under the water and then he would lift his face up a bit and start chewing. That’s how I always knew he caught a bunch. If he catches a crab or big fish that’s when he will lift his head way out of the water and chew with his mouth open which of course provides the best action shots. 😀
I wonder if any of his potential quarry lie low when he is about and thus have a better chance to survive. Or maybe that’s not even possible in shallow water. I would think as a fish it would be hard not to be drawn into the commotion! Love the photos!
He kind of has a captive audience since he is feeding in what essentially becomes a landlocked pool at low tide. How the alligators know when low tide is, since they can’t see it, remains a mystery to me.
So I think it’s whatever fish manage to escape being eaten are just lucky that particular day.
Sneaky little devil. 🙂
Oh he is plenty sneaky all right, that’s his job. 🙂
Great catch, Phil. Both for Mr A and you!
Thanks very much Gunta, glad you liked these alligator pics!
Some great action images, Phil. I really like the “innocent” shot with the warm sun lighting up that lovely gator eye. 🙂
Thank you Steve I appreciate your kind comments. He really is giving me a look with that sunlit eye isn’t he?!
I love that knowing look!
It is a self assured, confident look as well as cute I think. 🙂
He does look innocent in the last photo. But a guys gotta eat! Love your photos, Phil. The fish jumping are great shots.
Yes he does look quite innocent in the last shot but we all know what he has been up to. 🙂
And sure the alligators need to eat too!
Mr A was really stirring the pot, and Hey Presto, the hapless little fishies couldn’t help jumping up in fright. 🙂 All that’s missing from the last pic, is his halo. 🙄
Ha ha I guess we will have to go with an implied halo there, because you are right, that’s what should be floating above his head in the last photo. Well at least to hear him tell it anyway… I’m betting the little fishies have a different tale to tell. 🙂
Phil, what wonderful unique photos, as usual. I like the sunlight on the gators head.Carina 🙂
Thank you so much for looking and commenting Carina, I really appreciate it.
Amazing… amazing…. Thank you dear Phil, have a nice day, love, nia
Thank you very much Nia and I hope you are enjoying your Monday!
Amazing captures! Thank you, Phil!
Well thank you very much for looking and commenting Amy, I appreciate it!
Talk about puppy dog eyes!
Yeah, right after the puppy just chewed up your $140 sunglasses. (don’t ask me where I came up with that example) 🙂
Mmm… fish supper! 😀
Wow, the contrast here : all that excitement and movement and noise and then, suddenly, the complete silence in the last photo. With only that one last fading circle as evidence. The reflection in the water is perfect, Phil.