A gator with a smile! by jozi1

A gator trying to cool off in the florida heat at circle b bar reserve,Lakeland,Florida,USA.This gator was not bothered by me at all ,usually they don`t let you get this close!It was around 4-5 foot long.

Canon 7d and 100 -400 mm at 400 mm f 5.6 1/250s iso 400

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reptile, gator, predator, wild, water, florida

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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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 2 years ago

    Great capture, Tony!

  • Thanks my friend :)

    – jozi1

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Superbe capture ! That is the first picture I see of a friendly, almost cute gator, well done, love, xxo

  • Thanks very much for the kind comments annacuypers :)

    – jozi1

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 2 years ago

    fine portrait

  • Thanks very much,dedmanshootn :)

    – jozi1

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    wow .. fabulous capture

  • Thanks very much,LoneAngel :)

    – jozi1

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture !!

  • Thanks very much,Mathilde :)

    – jozi1

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Awesome close up Jozi.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks very much,Jude :)

    – jozi1

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you ,Ann :)

    – jozi1

  • onlyone7
    onlyone7over 2 years ago

    Nicely captured!

  • Many thanks,Alyssa :)

    – jozi1

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful image of this smiling creature! I guess it’s not only the crocs that smile.

  • Thanks so much,AuntDot,i was surprised the gator let me get so close,they usually just get into the water when approached :)

    – jozi1

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • My pleasure,Francis :)

    – jozi1

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