Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sunbathing buddies

How brave are you?

I don't care if I have a hard shell on my back, there are still some things I just won't share a log with. Alligators are at the top of that list.

I'm sure the alligator on the right just ate. In fact, he is probably baking his meal -- since they are cold blooded they love to climb on rocks and logs and other sun-baked places to heat up the meal in their stomach. Nonetheless, I think I would be at least the 4th or 5th turtle from him. That way, all I would have to do is out-swim the other turtles (of whom I would have a head start) and not have to worry about out-swimming the gator.

The scene is the bayou in Audubon Park, in New Orleans

-- steve buser

18 comments:

e said...
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Sarabeth said...

While strolling in the park on Sunday, I asked my husband if there were alligators in the water. Thanks for answering that for me.

Thiên said...

I love turtles! So I hope he won't munch on these cute ones. I have to admit however, that he looks sort of cute himself, that gator, poised so languidly on that limb.

Southern Heart said...

I agree with you on this one...and that's a wonderful photo!

Southern Heart said...

I agree with you on this one...and that's a wonderful photo!

Southern Heart said...

I agree with you on this one...and that's a wonderful photo!

Southern Heart said...

wow...I'm sorry, I don't know why that happened? I must have *really* liked that photo... ;)

Lynette said...

There's a life lesson here in the photo, don't you think, Steve? Something like keeping your troubles at bay takes planning and timing. It's truly a wonderful photo.

Scott Johnson said...

Nice capture.
And I love that you titled the picture "gatorbait"!

Wanda said...

What an extraordinary shot!! Looks like something you would only see on the Animal Channel!!!

By the way, you can use my nickname next time you eat out!! ((smile))

Carraol said...

Wow, that alligator really look hungry, great shot!

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your photograph, Steve. I guess it shows there is some harmony in Nature after all.

Chris said...

OH,DEAR!! I wouldn't want to be any of the turtles.

Rosy said...

Wow that is awesome to be able to grab a snap shot like this one here!

My first time here and so far I am inlove with your blog. thank you!

Marie said...

Très impressionnant !

Deslilas said...

So beautiful "cocodril". Turtles should take care of the gators.

Mo said...

Wow,what a great shot. I'm with you I wouldn't want to be too close to that alligator.

Halcyon said...

Too funny! Let's hope the little turtles aren't in danger.