...looking at the pictures, I realized there is no way to convey the size of the alligator without seeing next to something you would recognize to give it scale. Since it was in the middle of the water, I did not have that opportunity. So here are a couple of shots and you’ll just have to trust me, it was huge!
...I found it interesting to see how much the images changed as the bird walked this path. It reminded me to continuously work a subject for as long as you can because you never know where the best picture will be.