The Protection Detail
It almost looks as if these egrets were bodyguards forming a protective shield around the alligator. Did Mr. A tick off some other alligator so he requested protection from these egrets?! If that’s his plan I don’t think it is very well thought out. The egrets will very likely flee immediately at the first sign of any type of physical encounter, especially among alligators.
Or maybe Mr. A is actually the bodyguard protecting the egrets from some particularly grouchy great blue heron? Either way, they all seem to be on high alert, although in this case it makes much more sense for the egrets to be the ones to remain on alert!
That’s awesome. So many interesting scenes in real life – who needs fiction? I’ll say they should be wary.
Yup real life can indeed be quite amazing, you don’t need to make this stuff up.
Everyone here ended up getting along fine so I’ll never be sure who was watching out for who.
As usual simply great photography!
Thanks much I appreciate that!
Definitely an odd combination. Mr A sure looks like he has an eye on that front egret. I hope all three are on high alert.
It is an unusual combination but these egrets appeared to be quite at ease hanging with Mr. A so maybe he was protecting them?! But… good idea for the egrets to stay *more* alert.
A great photo, special scene!
Thanks very much Hans, it was rather comical to see this group.
I was laughing as well, the looks on those egrets faces are calm and hysterical at the same time. 🙂
Alligator? What alligator?
At least they were not standing on his head, that would be the ultimate in rudeness. 🙂
Very special, beautiful shot.
Thanks very much for looking and commenting Jan.
How interesting that the Egrets would be so close to that alligator…..be aware, be very aware!! Funny!!
The birds are funny at times, they act like they don’t even see the alligator but I have to figure they are keeping an eye on him. 😯 😀
I like this picture,
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Thank you very much Jean-Paul, I’ll be sure to check out that blog.
They look silly there! Like white point guards! Uncertain who may have been watching out for whom, but it is a really nice shot!
I’m not sure who is watching who either, but they all do look kind of funny don’t they? 🙂
They really do, Phil. I got quite a laugh out of that photograph!
I agree, these three egrets were forming a “protective shield around the alligator” 🙂 Great capture, Phil!
“Nobody gets near our good friend Mr. A, not while Egret Protective Services are on the case.” 😀
It is a funny group there for sure. 😀
Cute title and funny photo.
Sometimes nature can be the best show out there for comedy and drama. 😀
made me smile… This is amazing. Thanks and Love, nia
I’m glad you enjoyed this Nia, thank you!
How amazing,nature is a wonderful thing.
Nature is indeed the most amazing show out there. It’s got it all…comedy, drama, you name it. 🙂
One of your great shots that makes me really wish we could read their minds, Phil!
I often wish I could read their minds Maggie but I do the next best thing I can do…I talk for them. 😀
This is so cool 😀 I would say egrets were the bodyguards 😀
It is kind of odd and funny isn’t it?! Nobody is going to mess with poor little Mr. A while the big tough egrets are on the case. 😀
Secret service egrets?! That makes me wonder who the gator is…
If only the egrets were wearing dark aviator style sunglasses. 🙂 That gator must be President of the Republic of South Swampville, he does look rather important.
All of your photos are superb but this one is my favorite!
Thanks much Elliott I appreciate your kind comments!