The wading birds have pretty well worked out their predator-prey relationships with alligators. Here a Great Egret strolls by the gator. The bird looks like it is trying to be nonchalant as it sneaks by. The gator look like it is glancing up, wondering if dinner is being delivered (but when I blow up the image and zoom in on the gator’s eyes, they appear to be closed.) St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, on Florida’s Panhandle gulf coast.
Photographed with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (10MP/12x Leica lens).