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Alligator

Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3867: Alligator, photographed in the Everglades.

Young alligator

Young alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3833: A young alligator, photographed in the Everglades.

The safer of the two

The safer of the two

Marty’s photo of the day #3703: I love alligators and hope to return to the Everglades in the future to spend more time with them. Hey, at this moment spending time with a Florida alligator is a hell of a lot safer than spending time with a Florida anti-vaxxer.

The evening alligator

The evening alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.

B&W Platypus

B&W Platypus

Marty’s photo of the day #3476: People seemed to like yesterday’s artsy black and white photo looking straight down on a well-camouflaged alligator, so I’ve decided to stick with that theme. Today’s artsy black and white photo looks straight down on a surfacing platypus, in Queensland, Australia.

B&W Alligator

B&W Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3475: Today we are going super-artsy, with a black and white version of a well-camouflaged alligator I photographed in the Everglades.

Thinking of alligators

Thinking of alligators

Marty’s photo of the day #3442: This morning I quite literally woke up thinking about alligators. Well, that and where the hell I’m going to go with the story in Time Is Irreverent 4, which I started writing yesterday. Anyway, alligators always seem to be getting the raw end of videos on Facebook and Twitter, […]

Marty’s photo of the day #3196: If an alligator looks like this, and you aren’t peering through binoculars or a telephoto lens, you are using improper social distancing technique. Please remember to hold all conversations with alligators at a distance of at least fifteen feet. (Photographed in the Everglades)

Reflecting on the gator

Reflecting on the gator

Marty’s photo of the day #3145: An alligator in a reflection. Or is it an alligator reflecting—perhaps on her last meal? (Photographed in the Everglades)

Alligator Reflections

Alligator Reflections

Marty’s photo of the day #3009: Today we go extreme artsy with “Alligator Reflections,” photographed in the Everglades.

Advice from Larry the Gator

Advice from Larry the Gator

Marty’s photo of the day #2999: A few years ago, I was hiking in the Everglades and came across this big guy, blocking my path. So I sat down, and the two of us had a wonderful conversation, solving all the world’s problems. It turns out that the gator’s name is Larry, and according to […]

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2927: This is Larry the alligator. I spent a morning sitting with him when I was in the Everglades. Eventually Larry abandoned the old dirt road he was blocking and slipped into a pond, where he posed for this photo.

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]

Everglades surprise

Everglades surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #2766: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. I was hiking alone, when I heard some shuffling to my right. I cautiously parted a line of bushes to peer over a swampy pond. I expected to find an alligator looking at me, but instead it was this juvenile little […]

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2737: This is an alligator I hung out with while hiking alone in the Everglades. One morning, I sat with this big guy for about an hour while he warmed up in the sun. I named him Larry. After all the stories of stupid people self-eliminating themselves from the gene […]

The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Artsy alligator

Artsy alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2444: You may have to look at this photo for a moment to figure it out. This is an alligator, suspended in clear water, with plants reflecting on the surface. It’s an Artsy Alligator!   (Photographed in the Everglades)

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

Marty’s photo of the day #2335: One of the most difficult jobs I had in working on the Everglades chapter for Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico was selecting which alligator photos to include. For animals that are unable to change their facial expressions, they still, […]

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

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