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Watermark

American alligator staring at camera

This month's picture comes from Will Roundtree, and shows the ubiquitous American Alligator from an unsettling perspective. What's interesting is the tell-tale watermark left by the tiny aquatic leaves still clinging to the alligator's head. It clearly shows just how much of the alligator is hidden underwater when the alligator's eyes, ears and nose are the only parts visible on the surface. This classic "minimal exposure profile" is what makes crocodilians so capable of disguising their true nature from their prey, and hence what makes them such efficient predators.

Will took the picture at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, using a Canon 30D with a 300mm f4L IS with EF1.4 Extender.

Don't forget to check out the winner of the 2005 Pic of the Year competition!

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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