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27-APR-2012 LynnH


Brazos Bend State Park, Texas

Green Beard.
I had a day off from work, so I decided to go for a hike in Brazos Bend, our local State Park.
I wasn't the only one who was enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. This 6 foot alligator was
relaxing when I stopped. He opened one eye, looked at me, and went right back to sleep.
From the looks of things, I'd say he had a few delicious ducks for breakfast.

Sony DSLR-A700 ,Sigma 18-250 F3.5-6.3 DS OS HSM
1/800s f/6.3 at 120.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Keith O'Brien02-May-2012 12:11
Cool shot, I'd feel a bit nervous around this guy ;) V
Frank Brault28-Apr-2012 16:40
I'm glad for you that he was full. :) A fantastic portrait. Bravo! V
Jeff Real28-Apr-2012 15:22
An amazing image! ~V~
Irene Wehrli28-Apr-2012 12:24
Amazing shot Lynn, he thought you look so friendly, there is no risk!
Tom LeRoy28-Apr-2012 07:10
A close shot, you have a fast getaway I hope. This is a spectacular view of the gator. V
Jean D28-Apr-2012 02:30
These fellas sure walk slowly on land although their jumping abilites are stunning especially when it comes to catching their prey.
nightwings28-Apr-2012 02:17
Nice gator weather, we miss these "little" critters up here.
Mairéad27-Apr-2012 23:32
Wow! Glad he was feeling lazy . You wouldn't get me going that close.
Guest 27-Apr-2012 23:16
Beautiful presentation. V.
Mike H.27-Apr-2012 22:28
Agree, great shot and you got daredevil close!!
Am sure you are aware of how fast they can move...
Walter Otto Koenig27-Apr-2012 22:08
Great shot Lynn. You got quite close at 120mm. "V"
Karen Stuebing27-Apr-2012 22:03
These gators always strike me as prehistoric looking. Super capture of him wallowing in the swampy water. V.