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