Sandhill cranes on the ground and in the air.
A red shoulder hawk hiding in the tree. I blew this out to get the details in his feathers to show up.
A young limpkin stretching.
A baby limpkin getting feed.
A tricolored heron along the water.
A baby great blue heron still on the nest. Looking all grown up but not yet ready to fly.
Green and orange flash in the bushes.
Alligators were everywhere. They were very loud since it was the beginning of mating season. Now one of the main trails is closed for the summer since the alligators spend a lot of time on the trails raising their young.
I was taking a picture of something else when I caught the above out of the corner of my eye. I quickly turned around to snap but I had the wrong settings to get a good clear picture of him. He was gone in a few seconds. I finally see one walking across the trail in front of me and did not get a good picture. I was bummed but at least I wasn’t missing a limb.
Perhaps you should be grateful you weren’t any closer to the alligator and he was apparently more in the mood to move than to confront!!! I think you STILL got a neat capture!
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You are so right: better missing a shot than a limb!
That’s a pretty scary gator pic on top so no need to hang around and fuss with settings, hikes.. You got some amazing shots.
oops, that was supposed to be YIKES
hahaha, “better missing a shot than a limb”! agree. he looks so scary on the first photo. birds are lovely.
Because it’s an alligator rather than a croc, I am guessing this is in the US somewhere. Fabulous photos. And the missing head didn’t take away from the photo, it’s still a really cool shot.
Love the hawk and lizard photos. The alligator ones just scare me.
That crane is just so beautiful!
The green and orange ‘flash’ is spectacular! Oh my the detail and texture!!
That is an amazing shot of the alligator peering out of the water