American Alligator

Alligator floating on surface Bluffton South Carolina near Hilton Head Island.
American Alligator (Alligatoridae)

On our last trip to South Carolina. To the town of Bluffton. I spend some time in the evenings and mornings photographing some of the local alligators that live around the town.Finding them is not hard as they can be found sun baking on banks around the waterways.They are more active in the mornings and evenings before it gets to hot.Making for more interesting photos at those times.Watching them moving around their environment looking for food.

Alligator sun baking on a dock in Palmetto Bluff South Carolina
Sun Baking on the dock in the late afternoon

Both the photos here. where taken with a Canon 70-300 lens.Not getting to close and having a second person to watch your back is also a good idea. Unfortunately some people are feeding them. This makes them less unafraid of humans in some areas that I have photographed them. Making them more dangerous if you don’t keep you eyes open. They can move fast if they want to.

Alligator laying in swamp near Hilton head Island,South Carolina.
Alligator out looking for food in the afternoon
Alligator floating on the surface near Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Alligator Floating on the Surface,South Carolina.

American Alligator floating on the surface. In the waterways near Palmetto Bluff. South Carolina.

Looking down on the back of a Alligator
Back of Alligator the spikes are called scutes

Looking down on the back of this Alligator. You can see the small fins or spikes. Their proper name are Scutes.

Published by huskycoffee

From New Zealand and Australia now living in the USA

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: