…morning light is magic…

Gator Pile

Baby alligators like to sun themselves and they are determined to climb over one another to do it.  Hense, the “gator pile” syndrome.  Unfortunately, the pile can only hold so many and one usually shows up to spoil the fun for the rest of them, which results in the “falling gator pile” syndrome.   The babies that we spotted at Brazos Bend State Park were keeping near the weeds but eventually came out to warm up on the small log.  One of them would climb on the log and the others would then pile on.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II head.

1/160 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 500mm, no flash

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1/80 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, 500mm, no flash

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6 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Nice job Tim. It was fun watching and shooting them.

    May 23, 2013 at 7:42 am

  2. That last photo is just fantastic. It must have been fun to watch.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  3. Really cool captures. I can see a lot of captions being used for the last one. Good job!

    May 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  4. Thanks Doug. A very good time. I may head back there this weekend.

    May 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  5. Thanks Lyle. It was lots of fun once they started to climb on the log. Took some patience to wait for them to try to dry themselves off on the log but it paid off.

    May 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  6. Thanks David. Look forward to seeing more of your shots.

    May 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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