Alligators are arguably the most popular species in Florida. When I travel outside Florida and the outdoors and wildlife come up in conversation, people always ask “Have you ever seen an alligator?” That’s like asking someone from Minnesota if they’ve ever seen snow.
I’m always happy to show some of the alligators I’ve photographed through the years as they are the most willing subjects I’ve ever shot.
Image Info: 300 mm, 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO 100 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.
After all the rain and cold of last week the gators were out of water everywhere at Viera Wetlands. This gator was about seven feet long and was happy that the sun was out and the temperature had warmed to the mid 70s.
Image Info: 300 mm, 1/1250 at f/5.6, ISO 320 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.
This is an old photo I found while planning my next gator expedition. Winter in Florida can be a great time to find gators sunning themselves on dry land.
Image Info: 200 mm, 1/250 at f/7.1, ISO 400 – Canon XT, EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS