Big Gators and Little Gators
There are roughly 1.25 million alligators living in Florida.
If you’re out exploring nature for wildlife in south/southwest Florida, you’re going to see alligators lurking in the wild.
Alligator – “Swamp Skimming”
Alligator – “Big Boy” or “Voluptuous Gal”
Alligator – “Toothy Grin”
Alligator – “I think I’ve outgrown my log couch”
A different day, I found three juvenile alligators sunning in the early afternoon. They were about two feet long.
Little Alligators – see all three?
I spotted Momma Alligator hiding across the swamp about 60-70 feet away…..just her eyes above the water…..looking my way.
I couldn’t get a decent photo of her from where I was standing and decided it wasn’t a good idea to hang around for one.
I looked back at the juveniles and snapped a couple more shots, as they went on with their afternoon nap.
Those little alligators knew they were safe. 😉
Juvenile Alligator – “Snoozin’ with a smile”
— Adult alligator photos taken at Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve
— Juvenile alligator photos taken at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park