Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife




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    • I took the photo from a trail in the Florida Everglades. I saw probably 30 gators there. Within the preserve, they have plenty to eat and are not aggressive as long as you keep your distance. They virtually ignored us walking on the trail, although it might have been a different story had I tried to get closer. If I had encountered the gator outside of the preserve, there probably wouldn’t have been a picture, because I would have been running away screaming instead.

      • What is this place? A zoo where gators roam free? Or real wild life? I bet I’d never get that close to that animal. I’m not worried living here in Bangladesh, though. We don’t see crocodiles except in the zoo and one very rare farm.

      • It is the Florida Everglades, a national park here. http://www.nps.gov/ever/faqs.htm
        The park is a combination of wetlands, fields, and coastline. The gators and other animals that live there are the natural inhabitants and live in the wild. There are no cages or fences like in a zoo. There are trails where visitors can walk and observe the wildlife. The gators leave you alone as long as you don’t approach them or provoke the. They don’t need to eat people because there’s plenty of small wildlife there for food. This was the first time I was there and I was surprised that we could get so close to gators and not be in danger.

  1. Now that is wild! Not sure I would have had the composure to be shooting photos if I found myself in close proximity to a gator…even with a zoom this is crazy! Great shot. Great bravery. But then, you are a Michiganer 🙂
    BTW, I’ve been perusing your site and subscribed so I can see more. Have a great day.

    • Yes, we Michiganders are pretty brave. 😉 I actuallyl felt pretty safe shooting this photo. The everglade’s gator’s pretty much ignored the people on the trails as long as you did not approach them. At first I wondered if there was an invisible fence keeping them back, but there wasn’t. They’re free to go wherever they want.

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