Alligators are pretty common around here. This portly prehistoric pretender is faking a nap. She is however incredibly aware of her surroundings. She won't let anyone get too close. As I approached, albeit from the other side of the pond, she took to the water with a splash reminiscent of a Tarzan movie (the ones with Johnny Weissmuller not Gordon Scott). Showing only eyes and nose, she is at peace in the water and may rest comfortably. She claims ownership of this pond without argument from me or anyone else.
Nikon Z6, 28-300mm, 300mm, F/16, 1/400 sec, ISO 640
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.