A continuation of Alligator Study #2, getting a better angle of one of the big gators (Alligator mississippiensis) in the dry wallow. Look at the size of that back leg! And the claws! These Alligators are enormous and are part of the fun of any visit to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where gators can be seen roaming in the wild of the huge Refuge.
Continuing on the theme of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, it is important to remember that they have the run of the Refuge, so when you get out of your car to walk around, be careful about walking into something like this. It could be a problem. During the cold months, the Alligators often come out of the water to maximize what heat they can get from the Sun to warm themselves.
A fun thing to do when it is cold is to visit Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to see all the American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) sunning themselves to keep warm. Here are a few photos over the next few days of these large, magnificent reptiles taken from various areas around the Refuge.
These images were a real challenge to take light wise during a quick trip down Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at sunset on Tuesday with Susan Boyd. With rapidly fading light and a fairly cold, brisk wind there was little opportunity to mull over the array of photogenic birds on hand. Instead, one took what one could get in the rapidly fading light as quickly as possible before the light was lost. I lament to this moment […]
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