21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Alligator hatching napping with mother in the Florida sunshine

An alligator hatchling chooses the perfect bed as he naps on his mother's head in the afternoon sunshine on La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park just outside of Gainesville.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Dayna Jodzio