Gator lurking

Most of the gators that Mike Ramy and I saw from his boat dove and disappeared as we slowly approached. However, this medium sized gator (6-8 feet long) splashed into the river and then wanted to watch us, which let me get this full frame head shot amidst some nice reflections.

7D2, 100-400 IS II @ 400 mm, 1/400s, f/5.6, iso 1600

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A neat view of the Alligator, Mark, and the reflections are cool. With that angle on the gator, you might consider a pano crop, though I suspect you already did and rejected it.

Very cool shot. I really like the ethereal surrounding textures with this guy cleanly in the middle of it all.

Hi Mark, I like the wavy water surrounding this gator. A good look at the eye and top of the head. Nice capture.