Lions, Tigers and Alligators? Oh My!

Monday morning greetings from back in Peoria!

I was down in S. Florida on a shoot last week and was able to spend a little time after the shoot doing some nature photography. I was in Everglades National Park and along with a lot of swamps and grasslands, I met a few new friends. I was driving along one of the roads and saw an alligator in the water and wanted to get a quick photo of him (or her, how do you tell?). I was standing on the bank of the river and this alligator is about 20 ft. from me and that was close enough. Then I start to notice another one coming towards me and then another and then another. There ended up being five alligators right in my general vicinity by the time it was all said and done. I think that they were lining up for “feeding time at the zoo” and I was the snack! It’s one thing to see wild animals at the zoo, but completely another in the wild. I have to tell you that it’s a little bit unnerving to stand that close to something that could chomp you down in a couple of bites!!!!!!

It was great being down there and fun as you can imagine!!!!

Time to get to work, have a great week as always!!!!


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