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Photo of the Day ~ Animals & Wildlife Category ~ February 25, 2009

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Gator Mom and Babe
by Ed Mattis (snooked) 
Camera:
Pentax K20D
Location:
Boynton Beach, Florida
 
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.


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Diane Blackford commented on February 25, 2009 06:43:
Excellent capture. My sister lives in WPB and goes to that refuge often. I hope you had a long lens, I hear the momma can get quite aggressive defending their young. Congrats on your wonderful POTD.
Kumiko Parkinson commented on February 25, 2009 08:01:
Oh wow! What a find!! I've never seen a baby before!! Amazing capture with great details, Ed! Congratulations!
Linn Smith commented on February 25, 2009 09:02:
The baby found a good place to hide...it blends in so well with the mother. A great find with wonderful details...congratulations on your POTD!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on February 25, 2009 09:15:
Wow, Ed, this is some terrific find. I really love how the tiny baby is being carried along by its mother resting between her eyes and is so well camouflaged by blending in perfectly with her color & textures. Congrats!
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on February 25, 2009 10:04:
This is an amazing find indeed! I never thought of alligators as cute..but this is a priceless capture! Congrats Ed!!
Connie Gordon commented on February 25, 2009 11:00:
how cool. I didnt get to see any babies when I was there. congrats.


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