17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An alligator playing hide-and-seek in the duckweed.

My family and I visited the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA. We came up on the swamp exhibit and were disappointed because there were no alligators or so we thought. We then saw this large alligator slowly surface out from under the duckweed. He would then sink back down to hide under the duckweed again.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX L840
Copyright: © Cynthia Cucuzza