The Image of Patience

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© Judy and Wayne Wanamaker
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UploadedSeptember 20, 2011
TakenOctober 26, 2010
MakeCanon
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/160 sec at f/5.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length111.092 mm
ISO400

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He is waiting for me to throw a morsel for him. I took this shot at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. He is captive there, because when he was free he was hand fed, and has lost his fear of humans. He is dangerous, because he has no fear. Many like him are not so lucky, because they are killed; sometimes after they have hurt a person, or eaten someone's dog. This is the fault of ignorant humans, since gators have a natural fear of people.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE SPOTLIGHT, LYNN!!!

54 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    A great shot, Judy.....very scary look he has. But what a sad story about his life.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    great capture!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    He is looking at you, great nature capture of this beast Judy!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    Oh yeah... his eyes are totally engaged.... excellant shot!!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    Very cute!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    This is too cool!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    Handsome guy!! So expertly captured! His story is so sad, however.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    excellent shot

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    an ominous kind of patience.... love the subtle textures and colors in this

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    This is great!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    Over patience... is not it... great shot Judy...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    What a fanatic capture! I love the color combo.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    A wonderful image and narrative..

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    A very handsome alligator he is, too.. and a sad reality. Fabulous capture!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    I recognize this little guy. He has not changed much in the last 100 million years!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    Excellent photo and narrative about feeding the alligators. It's a shame that people won't just enjoy seeing them without feeding them, they have no idea of what it will do to the alligator!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    great photo

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    Gives me creepy chiils. Great shot, Judy.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (22 Sep 2011):

    wow! indeed creepy! perfect entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Sep 2011):

    Creepy cool entry.

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (22 Sep 2011):

    I wonder if he's a Yankee fan?

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (22 Sep 2011):

    LOL! John, he would be a "fan" of anyone who fell into his pool....Derek Jeter included.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (22 Sep 2011):

    He's got that one eye on his next feed, Judy. Sad life for him, when he should be free. A great picture of his dappled water hole..

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (22 Sep 2011):

    great capture !

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2011):

    I agree with you wholeheartedly, Judy. The wild animals were put here on earth for a purpose, and that purpose was NOT to become a pet. They should be left alone and not toyed with by those who are ignorant of their need for freedom, or those who are just plain mean! What a fantastic photo you captured of him in his permanent "home" now. Thanks for sharing

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (24 Sep 2011):

    As a captive, he could not be in a better place. He and about 11 others live in a very large "gator lagoon", which is a huge double fenced area of a large canal from the Homosassa River. He has 2 very large gravel beaches on which to sun, and he is fed a diet prescribed by some highly educated dieticians from the U of Florida. I don't think his little reptilian brain worries too much about this, since the reason for his creation was just to "eat", and he never has time to get too hungry before his next meal is delivered to him. As an alternative to fighting to exist, this is not too bad. How much he appreciates it, only he knows.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Sep 2011):

    A good photo with a good message Judy.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (26 Sep 2011):

    great detail on this guy! too close for comfort. HA!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    People think they are doing them a kindness by feeding them but there is always someone in line waiting to hurt them. Sad. A great shot Judy.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (28 Sep 2011):

    Sad...I am here just for few seconds to say hello to my friends...

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Awesome!

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    YIKES!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Sep 2011):

    This is such a perfect shot for the theme and informative story to go with it.. Hope to see it get a hot rating!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    Yikes, He is beautiful but better to keep your distance. They are so fast.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Oct 2011):

    Love the colour and distortion, GR8 shot...

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (7 Oct 2011):

    Like the song Hungry Eyes

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    He's got my total respect..... Nice shot guys!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    Come a little closer . I wish to whisper a secret in your ear. NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    Great info to go along with great shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 May 2012):

    btv

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 May 2012):

    BTV!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 May 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (31 May 2012):

    Back to vote for this creepy guy!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    Scary! GMV

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (5 Jun 2012):

    OMG...he is scary...fantastic shot!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (5 Jun 2012):

    Oh that eye! Very creepy, scary even.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    BTV:)

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (19 Jun 2012):

    Sad that are killed, creepy indeed, voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    Back to Vote judy

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Voted

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (8 Jul 2012):

    BTV!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    "Tic; tick; tick..."

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (6 Nov 2014):

    Crouched predator.

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