Friday, May 17, 2013

Silver Springs aka Alligator Alley


I'm just kidding about "Alligator Alley," but you will see a number of gators sunning themselves as you glide quietly down the river in one of the glass bottom boats.

20 comments:

Barbara Farr said...

Yup, that's a gator all right.

About your comment about the local musicians, we go to performances occasionally.

Linda said...

Seeing an alligator would spook me, Lowell. Great job on this image!!!

hamilton said...

You make it sound so idyllic!

Randy said...

Not something we see around here. Thank goodness.

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like he is smiling, that would be a little worrying!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow impressive!
Please take care! Even looking this critter only in pictures can you believe that I'm scared here?
:O
:)
Hugs
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

Ohhh, this is not for me...

Andy said...

They give me the creeps.

Steffi said...

Uuuihhh,looks dangerous!

Birdman said...

Did you happen to catch the NPR story on croc and allegator sounds? Amazingly entertaining.
By the way, your post reminds me I need a new pair of shoes. hahahaha

Judy said...

I'm not sure I could get used to seeing those big lizards around. I'll just stick with our little ones.

JM said...

My kind of 'safari'! :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Not my type of excitement. Maybe a glass bottom boat............

Sharon said...

I think I'll keep my arms inside the boat.

cieldequimper said...

Which is why I will never, ever glide in one of 'em boats...

RedPat said...

Creepy!

Kay said...

I like seeing native wildlife but I can't say I'd be particularly comfortable sharing the river with critters that have teeth and jaws like that. That "smile" looks malevolent to me.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-D
I crossed a such big one early in the morning laying ion the 41th road in Everglades (tamiami road)...
I don't know why, but I didn't stop !

Pierre

magiceye said...

Hope they are not very hungry!!

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Fantastic shot, Lowell! I know I'm in the minority, but I have a great fondness for alligators and crocodiles. I'd love to see one sunning itself on a riverbank. From the safety of a boat, of course. I have no desire to get all Steve Irwin up close and personal with them. :-)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson