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Uploaded 16-Jun-15
Taken 14-Jun-15

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Keywords:Alligator mississippiensis, Louisiana, alligator, juvenile, reptiles
Photo Info

Dimensions4795 x 2847
Original file size3.49 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken14-Jun-15 08:24
Date modified16-Jun-15 19:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Juvenile Alligator

Juvenile Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis. This 3-foot gator was small enough to be approachable but old enough to stand his ground and size me up as I moved in for a shot. I made a few exposures before he spooked and dove into the pond, but he was young and curious so he swam around behind me and climbed back up on the bank for another look. I called his bluff by circling back and moving in to get this shot from about 15 feet away. South of Broussard, Louisiana.