Prehistoric Era

Today’s post features some images captured during my February trip to Florida. As I always do, when traveling to Florida I always try to reserve a cabin at Myakka River State Park, just outside Sarasota … one of my favorite places to hike, photograph, and just enjoy nature!

When in the park, it is nearly impossible to spend some time without seeing American alligators, a prehistoric-looking critter. As with most tourists to Florida, I’m always fascinated to see/watch/photograph these armored river inhabitants. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured as they patrolled the Myakka River:

American Alligator

American Alligator

I especially love to find the gators in nice, reflected backgrounds:

American Alligator

American Alligator

… or even better, when a sunset’s reflected colors enhance the river’s image:

American Alligator

Coming up … more Florida travel images.

 

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400 (top photo) and ISO 1600 (all others)
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2020, Blog, Nature Photography, Reptiles and Amphibians, Travel Photography
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