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Detail on back of American alligator

June's Pic of the Month was submitted by Mike Allard from Florida. It was difficult to choose between the two images Mike submitted, but this is a different interpretation to the norm when it comes to alligators. Mike has the following to say about the photograph...

"Lake Alice is a man made body of water in the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. UF, of course, is the home of the Fightin' Gators, and several of the real article live there naturally. Cartoon versions of gators abound, but Lake Alice is where you want to go if you want to see the real deal. This picture was taken on a pleasant spring morning. I had actually gone to Lake Alice to watch the Ospreys feed and saw this mississippiensis in the water below. As I zoomed in to get a better focus, I became fascinated at the detail I could see in his back. I shot on Fuji 800 film with a Pentax K1000 using a 50-200mm lens. Go Gators!"


Would you like to enter your best photograph into the 2003 competition? Send me a photograph and I'll include the best here each month. The winner will be voted for in January 2004, and will receive an Ilford Cibachrome print prize to be awarded in early 2004. The only criteria for submitting a photograph is this: it must capture the attention.


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