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.
A group of wood storks seem unconcerned and unimpressed as a young alligator slowly glides through the pack yesterday evening in the marsh pond.
If you don’t bother me, I won’t bother you ………..!
It was funny too because earlier that same alligator crawled up out of the water onto a clump of grass to take a nap in the sun. There was already a wood stork standing in that spot but Woody never even budged a bit. He made the alligator settle for whatever room was remaining. 🙂
As usual it seems that the alligator just glides on by, ignoring them, guess the alligators are used to sharing the salt marsh……very cool……:-)
It is always interesting to me to see how different species interact with one another. We had at least 10 different types of birds out there along with several alligators and everyone pretty much did their own thing. The only real losers though are the fish. Everybody agrees that eating them is a great idea.
A fabulous and very bemusing image, Phil. All those reflections as well as the alligator. Incredible! 🙂
Thank you Sylvia, it was a fun evening out there yesterday. We had birds all over the place easily outnumbering the poor alligators. 😦
Intriguing shot…do alligators never hunt birds like storks?
Thanks for looking and commenting. The alligators will sometimes take a bird but it’s usually a smaller bird then these storks. But I have seen a gator take a mute swan and a brown pelican which are large birds so it does happen.
The interaction is fascinating. It’s funny how the gators seem to sneak into your shots.
You are right, those gators do somehow often manage to sneak their way into my shots. There I am minding my own business taking photos of wood storks, and what happens? The gator just has to make an appearance. Storks though, as usual, remain unimpressed.
Love Wood Storks ….what a group! Nice lighting!
We had a good size group of wood storks out there, it’s often fun when a couple start smacking at each other and clacking those huge bills together. Sounds like someone hitting two planks of wood together.
Love the interaction, or lack of, that you’ve caught here.
Lack is right! I’m not sure who is less interested, the storks or the alligator.
This must be nature’s “everyone keep moving along” moment. 🙂
Exactly. Everyone keep moving, nothing to see here. Of course in reality whenever someone does say that it often means there definitely is something to see here. 🙂
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