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Making Waves

American alligator

There's something particularly captivating about this photograph that makes it Pic of the Month for March. The alligator is swimming at right angles to the camera, its head and body are both clear and striking, and the light reflecting off the waves as the alligator passes through them gives the image real depth. The picture was taken by Tom Lynott in the lake behind his house in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Tom has recently moved to Florida from New York, and both he and his wife were unused to seeing large reptiles in their backyard. Fortunately they see their alligators for what they are - part of the natural Florida landscape, and something to be proud of. All too often humans and crocodilians come into conflict because the former do not see the value in the latter, although it must be said that the latter have an unfortunate habit of occasionally eating the former which often doesn't get the relationship off to a good start. At least alligators have the advantage of being relatively benign unless people forget that they are still wild animals.



Would you like to enter your best photograph as a potential Pic of the Month? Send it to me and I'll include the best here each month. Each year I run a competition where the best photograph each year is awarded an Ilfochrome print. This year there will be a special prize to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this website. The only criteria for submitting a photograph is this: it must capture the attention.


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