I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
An alligator and a black skimmer are neck and neck in a race across the marsh pond.
I think we all know the skimmer would easily win this contest, but sometimes it may be best to just let the alligator win one anyway.
On the other hand it isn’t always smart to let the bully win ALL the time. 😮
And you know how the alligators absolutely *have* to win everything.
It’s just the camera angle. The alligator will win by a nose in a photo finish.
That would be great because I put ten bucks across the board on the alligator.
More great wildlife photography from the marsh.
I appreciate that Charlie, thank you.
Great capture, Phil. 🙂 My money is on the skimmer.
Thanks Sylvia and yes it does look like that skimmer will prevail in the home stretch. 🙂
Simply stunning – this is surely very marketable Phil
I greatly appreciate the kind words Scott.
Sometimes discretion is the better part of valour, Phil!
As long as the skimmer doesn’t try to rub it in the alligator will be (mostly) OK coming in second. 🙂
Uncredible one !!!
Have a nice week end Phil
Thanks much Sophie, I’m glad you like the photo!
Beautiful shot!!! its amazing how they know how to not make waves, and just keep going with out interfering with each others territory…remarkable shot!
Sometimes I think they are getting along so well because they don’t realize they are getting along so well. 🙂
Nature can be funny and interesting.
Thank you Pat, I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing this racing pair!
It looks close! But Mr. A is second I think. Of course, he was just loafing this time! 🙂 Skimmer is really pretty, as is Mr. A.
Mr. A will likely come in a close second but it good to see him putting out the effort when normally he might be napping at this time. 🙂
It sounds like you got bought off!!! That really is a fantastic shot. The skimmer alone would be great but your timing is once again perfect.
I really appreciate your kind comments, thanks a bunch! One of my (sort of) signature style wildlife photos is what I refer to as gator/bird proximity shots. I look for such opportunities and try to picture scenes of them ‘together’.
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