Alligator in the wild with babies + more

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  1. Silverpenguin

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    Taken in the Everglades on my holiday out to Florida a few weeks back.
    D3 with the 70-200 VR with a 2x TC. Would have loved to have been able to get some better shots but no way I was getting any closer than this! :nuts:
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    Also, a couple of other wildlife shots taken whilst I was out there. Hurricane Ike combined with it being the wrong time of year resulted in not a great deal of wildlife to be seen but I'll be going back at the end of november, which I am told is a good time for wildlife. I'll also be taking the 200-400 with a 1.4x TC instead of the 70-200, 2x TC combo that I was using this time round!

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    I hate spiders, you can't see his fangs here but they were big.
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    VERY grateful the D3 & 70-200 are weather sealed to an extent when we were caught in a very heavy rain shower out on an airboat in the middle of the Everglades!
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    Can't wait to go back armed with not only better optical power but also more wildlife to shoot!
     
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    These are really awesome shots! The first one gives me chills just thinking about being that close haha.
     
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    Awesome work! Alligators (& Crocs) are my favorite animal.
    I got to make it there soon! Did you go as a group/tour package type deal? or did you go on your own?
     
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    Thanks for the replies :)

    No, my lady friend lives out there so we just headed out to different places on day trips. We tried for a second day at the Everglades in a different location but it was closed due to bad weather from the day before :(
     

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