Well Somebody Looks Happy!
The warmer Spring temps always bring out a few alligators who are anxious to soak up a little sun after a cold, grey winter. This young alligator seems quite happy to be out enjoying his day. I really liked how the bright blue sky is reflecting on his wet hide while the sunshine lights up his eye!
You have made him look quite beautiful, Phil! Even his teeth don’t look very threatening – yet!
Ha ha “yet” is right Maggie. :-). He’s just a youngster. Give him a couple years.
Eyes of death, captured perfectly 🙂
Well at least he looks to be in a cheerful mood (as best as you can tell). 🙂 thanks, glad you liked this photo!
Such an intense, mysterious, frightening creature captured beautifully!
I really appreciate the kind words Robyn, thanks a bunch!
Love the reflection. Plan on heading out to HBSP tomorrow. Any suggestions on the best time to be there Phil?
Tomorrow is a good day to be there! They are having the birds of prey demonstrating over by Atalaya at 1pm.
Then head over to the salt marsh along the causeway for low tide after, to see who might be feeding and flying! 🙂
Thanks for checking out the pic!
Thanks for the information Phil. Have a great week end.
You got it. Enjoy your weekend.
Those eyes and gnarly skin make him look absolutely prehistoric. Great shot, as usual!
These guys really are quite prehistoric in a way. They are about the closest thing we have to a living dinosaur.
Thanks for checking out the photo!
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Grazie Pat! 🙂
Hello sweetie, what a darling you are (young gator before you jump to conclusions Phil)
Yeah I kinda figured that part out pretty quick.
Thanks for checking this out!
I’ve missed the alligators (so weird to type). Looking forward to more as the weather gets warmer!
I’ve been going through alligator withdrawal! (Also weird to type) We woke up to frost this morning. 😯 which I’m sure through the whole damn thing off schedule. Stupid cold. 😦
Yup, he’s smiling!
That’s what I’m going with!
He looks young, and happy. That is quite a smile! Colors are just beautiful in this. 🙂
Young and happy, I think that sums it up perfectly. 😀
He looks to be smiling. Must have full stomach. Nicely captured. I love your images, so unique.
I don’t know the last time he had a meal but I do know that a happy alligator is a good alligator. 🙂
Thanks a million for checking out the photos and glad you like them.
I like him blue too. Nice you are having blue skies, I bet that is what makes him look so happy.
We had a few really nice days last week with temps up to 80F but then woke up to frost on the cars this morning.
Alligators do not like frost.
Awesome close-up, Phil. Happiness is……. 😀
This youngster is just like most kids… they always seem to be able to find some fun, goofy way to make themselves happy! 😀
Beautiful. That hide looks pretty tough already.
He will need that tough hide once the big boys come out and he gets chomped on.