20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Young Gator

A young alligator breaches the water’s surface to better view his wetland realm. Given ample time, he’ll become an apex predator, but for now, staying in the shallows and remaining concealed is ideal to assure his continued survival.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Dennis Stewart