Amazing Images of American Alligators by Todd Winner

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Alligators are considered as one among the most dangerous species in the world. They are described as “living fossils” which have been extant for 200 million years. These dangerous predators can be found mostly in the United States and China. The newest alligator attack happened in Florida, United States was in July 2010 when the 18-year-old Tim Delano was bitten by this dangerous animal. The alligator ripped Tim Delano’s hand and took it away. Although the alligator was killed after that, but the hand of Tim couldn’t be re-attached.


Despite the danger, some photographers in the Everglades, Florida still decided to capture the closest possible shots of deadly swamp alligators. In order to get the unique images of them, these brave photographers must have been willing to risk their lives.

 


This risky man is photographing a dangerous alligator on the outskirts of Everglades City in Florida, USA.

This risky man is photographing a dangerous alligator on the outskirts of Everglades City in Florida, USA.


With a weight of up to over 100 kilogram and strong and fearsome teeth, this alligator can definitely drag our man into the water in a flash when it gets angry.

With a weight of up to over 100 kilogram and strong fearsome teeth, this alligator can definitely drag our man into the water in a flash when it gets angry.

 

The 52-year-old photographer Todd Winner from Vilano Beach, Florida and his friend Adam Lintz from Michigan found the alligator from their car and decided to stop and got some photos of it.


Being a teacher as well as an experienced shark diver who used to face dangerous predators, Adam, Todd’s friend helped to distract the alligator and gave Todd the time to take the shots.

Being a teacher as well as an experienced shark diver who used to face dangerous predators, Adam, Todd’s friend helped to distract the alligator and gave Todd the time to take the shots.


At first, when the alligator was photographed, it was pretty mellow and just swam about

At first, when the alligator was photographed, it was pretty mellow and just swam about


When the alligator rammed his nose into the camera, Winner understood that it was the time for him to get out of the water.

When the alligator rammed his nose into the camera, Winner understood that it was the time for him to get out of the water.


The distance between the lens and the alligator is so close that the image can show all the detail of the beasts head from its beady black eyes to its powerful jaws with fearsome teeth

The distance between the lens and the alligator is so close that the image can show all the detail of the beasts head from its beady black eyes to its powerful jaws with fearsome teeth


The alligator grabbed the photographer Todd Winner’s gear when he was photographed it on the outskirts of Everglades City in Florida, USA.

The alligator grabbed the photographer Todd Winner’s gear when he was photographed it on the outskirts of Everglades City in Florida, USA.


Winner could use his zoom lenses to take the shots of this dangerous predator. However, he wanted to get great images of it so despite the danger, Winner still went as close as possible for it

Winner could use his zoom lenses to take the shots of this dangerous predator. However, he wanted to get great images of it despite the danger, Winner still went as close as possible for it


When the animal found the mating call of a female crocodile nearby, he began to change his behave. He even rammed his nose right into the photographer’s camera.

When the animal found the mating call of a female crocodile nearby, he began to change his behavior. He even rammed his nose right into the photographer’s camera.


American alligators were an endanger species during the twentieth century until recently due to the hunting of humans. The species have survived for over 150 million years old. Their population has recently recovered

American alligators were an endangered species during the twentieth century until recently due to the hunting of humans. The species have survived for over 150 million years old.

 

Related links:

Dangerous Australian Animals

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This article was published on 2011/01/22
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