I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
While you may not see them, alligators are aware of your presence in their territory and are protective of their offspring. Alligators watch from above the water but they listen and feel vibrations of prey from below the water so always be careful. When I was taking this photo I was cautious and aware that their mother was probably nearly. I looked around and, sure enough, mother gator was nearby.