Adult asleep on a sandy bank. This shot emphasises the broad snout of the alligator, especially when compared with that of a true crocodile. The light sand also contrasts sharply with the dark pigment in the alligators skin, which can appear almost black at times. The ventral surface, however, is much lighter and more similar to the colour of the sand upon which this animal rests.
Photograph courtesy of Kevin Mead
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