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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Swimming to the Light

I photographed this mature wild alligator, using a wide angle lens, from an Everglades boardwalk at sunrise. At dawn and for awhile thereafter, alligators are swimming and moving. Later, as the sun gets higher, they bask in the sun on warm days.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Everglades National Park, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © George Sanker