|Copyright: David Garrison (dgarr)
|Date Taken: 2005-03-16|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-03-17 8:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I took this picture while kayaking in the Hillsborough river at John B. Sargeant Park. I saw about 20 alligators in this area, some were swimming and would not let me get this close. Many people go kayaking and canoeing in this area so a lot of the alligators or more comfortable being approached by a kayak. As my kayak is an inflatable, I was a little nervous getting this close to these guys, but all the alligators seemed inclined to keep away from me. I feel that an inflatable kayak is the only type of watercraft suitable to use in an area inhabitted by manatees and other water dwelling wildlife because if I was to accidently hit an animal with my kayak, it's so soft that it could not cause an injury. I did not see any manatees in this area, but many people use motorboats in areas inhabited by manatees. These people have no regard for wildlife or the environment.|
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Except of the technical part, it's a very nice post. Great water reflection.