Saturday, April 9, 2011

We'll miss your big grin ...

By the time this post hits the blog, we hope to be well on our way back north. We'll be returning to the land where these toothy creatures are only seen in a zoo or on TV, not along the highway ! But we plan to come back and get reacquainted. from a distance, of course - familiarity might breed more than contempt !

Note: since we'll be on the road for a couple of days I won't be able to visit you. I will be coming around again, hopefully by Monday evening.

(70-200mm  f9.0  1/125 sec  ISO200)

click on photo to enlarge

18 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

have a safe trip and this guy is sad because you are leaving!!!

Farmchick said...

Safe travels to you.

bonifer said...

Safe trip home Rick...

Soraia B. said...

Scary mas i like it ;D

Tammy said...

What a great shot. You saw him along the highway? I'd love to know...how far are you from him?

becky said...

Well, I wouldn't be missing those gators much, Rick. Can't wait to see what's happenin' up in Canada!

magda said...

Certainly if I would fear the alligator highway ....
Bon voyage Rick !!!

darlin said...

Rick, this is an awesome photo of quite the critter. Thanks for the late night chuckle as you're trekking across the States and back home again. Lets hope the alligator doesn't follow you, it looks like he/she likes you! ;-) Drive safe and welcome home!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Uh leave those bugggers just were they are please. Never ever liked them.
Oh and when I fly over your head soon (almost) I'll pop down to steal your macro lens...gosh what a beautiful photo's. And that bridge...great job capturing that light in the way you did.

When you're reading this hope you had a safe trip home. Wonderful hugs.
En misschien nog wat mooie plaatjes in het verschiet van jullie trip naar huis.
Groetjes Dag

CarreraCaballo said...

Exactly that is what they do . . . They grin all the time . . . Do they wave too? . . . LOL

Greetz,


Joseph

Saz said...

Have a safe journey! Love the photo. (:

Alligators are amazing animals.

teca said...

I miss you, my lovely friend!
Have a good trip and a nice back home.

I loved the alligator photo! ^,^

Many beijos... many...

mariiana capela fotografia said...

woooow! got to be real brave to make that shot ;)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Perfect shot! Have a good trip!

Dawn said...

WOW! This is quite the shot. I like it....from here;)
Hope your trip goes well and safe.

julia said...

Estupenda toma, aunque muy ariesgada!!
Un saludo.

Minusca said...

Great photo! Bravo. Kiss

Rick said...

Thank you all for your comments, and sorry I didn't get back here sooner. I'm still catching up with comments and visiting many of you !

I wasn't THAT brave in getting this shot - it was made from the back of the bus on our wilderness tour, with my 70-200mm lens. I think I would only have made a nice snack for this big guy !