A Huge Alligator Climbed Out of the Swamp About Six Feet Away Covered With Tiny Leaves. I Turned to Take a Quick Photo, Then Backed Up a Few Feet. I Was So Close, This Was As Much As I Could Get in the Frame, No Cropping on This Image. Silly Me.
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American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina US
Nikkor 500 mm Lens
Top Ten: Nature Photography Challenge May 8, 2011