Don't come any closer!

Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Palos Park, United States

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A protective mama alligator with a baby on her head is signaling to NOT come any closer. Photographed from a kayak in a marsh area of the Everglades National Park’s Turner River near Everglades City, Florida, USA.

Mother alligators shepherd their babies carefully. One alligator I saw had seven tiny alligator youngsters on her body or limbs!


A full body image of Mama Alligator…look closely at Mama’s back behind the baby on her head and you will see another baby sitting on her back looking in the opposite direction!


Another view at mother and her baby keeping a watchful eye on passersby.


One more look at Mama and her baby

Turner River, The Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

February 3, 2009.

Photographed with a Canon 50D, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS lens, shutter 1/1000, f 7.1, exposure bias -0.67, aperture priority exposure, focal length 235mm, ISO 400.

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