This is a female gator with some of her babies enjoying the ride.There were originally 13 babies 2 weeks ago ,but now there are only 6 left.The survival rate to adulthood in the wild is around 1 in 100 eggs.This was taken at Green Cay wildlife preserve ,DelRay beach,Florida,USA.

Canon 7d and canon 500mm lens at 700mm with 1.4 x extender f/7.1 1/500s iso 3200

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I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 1 year ago

    So very cute sitting up there , hope Mom can see well enough!

  • Thanks,Ciana :)

    – jozi1

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Great capture, Tony. Fun to see the gator mom so gentle with the babies.

  • Thanks,Dot,great wildlife sighting certainly a first for me and i have seen tons of gators in Florida for last 25 years :)

    – jozi1

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciabout 1 year ago

  • Thanks,baneling :)

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago

    2013/10/22 1x 24hrs

  • Thanks,Maggie :)

    – jozi1

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 1 year ago

  • Thanks Joe for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerabout 1 year ago

    Great find and capture Tony!!!

  • Thanks very much,Kent :)

    – jozi1

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 1 year ago


  • Many thanks,Rosalie :)

    – jozi1

  • Qnita
    Qnita11 months ago

    Well done! Remember to enter our monthly Avatar Challenge, and peep in HERE to have a look at all the stunning features for this week.

  • Many thanks,Qnita :)

    – jozi1

  • tori yule
    tori yule11 months ago

    what a great shot, and how lucky to have seen this!

  • Thanks very much,tori indeed very fortunate to see this :)

    – jozi1

  • Tammera
    Tammera10 months ago

  • Thanks,Tammera for the multiple features:)

    – jozi1

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