Most new Floridians find alligators fascinating.
I have lived in Florida for over twelve years and I still love to see them in the wild. When the night time temperatures dip, and the gators need to warm up, there are many opportunities to take photos of the critters.
I didn’t just rush up on him and start taking photos; it took several minutes of slowly and quietly approaching him. There was a large tree behind me, keeping me in the shade. Since he was in bright sun, I figured he may not notice me.
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As I mentioned in a previous article, photographers sometimes get too caught up in the moment and put themselves in harms way. Another photographer was taking some photos of a bird while it appears that the gator is sneaking up on him.
If you decide to photograph an alligator, use the longest zoom lens you have and stay alert.
I must be part alligator, I also like to sleep in the sun.