Close Encounters of an Alligator Kind

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I love using foreground elements in my photographs. By combining a strong foreground element with a wide-angle lens, the viewer can feel like he or she is looking out of a window. But never did I imagine using a live wild alligator for a foreground element! So, when this friendly alligator decided to show up and pose for me under spectacular skies, I was a more than a bit nervous. Here is what happened:

About Author Jay Patel

I could startoff like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up and say that I am a Landscape and Wilderness Photographer who loves to capture dramatic light. My photographs have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world.
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