Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lurking

Albino Alligator, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


If you've ever wondered what an alligator does all day, this would be the answer... lurk quietly just below the murky surface of dark water swamps, waiting patiently for its next meal.

This rare albino individual is on display at our local aquarium. Its skin is so sensitive that it must be kept indoors, away from the sun. In the wild he probably would not have survived to adulthood. He is not camouflaged
 like his pigmented brothers.



19 comments:

  1. Very impressive on this angle. Nice processing.

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  2. Interesting and...
    ...scary!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  3. Wow, brilliantly seen and rendered! An unusual surreal feel to it! Exceptional shot Doug!

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  4. love that light at the head

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  5. yesterday and today offer two amazing shots. neither looks real though it seems one in fact is.

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  6. Amazing photo. I have this fear of gators, even if they are behind glass or a fence.

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  7. A fascinating capture of this surreal looking beast.

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  8. Astonishing photo, Doug! He looks like a kind of "saurus" from a lost world!

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  9. Doug, that is about as weird as you are!

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  10. Yikes! I am glad it was in a tank.

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  11. Superbe photo, j'aime cette lumière.
    Bonne journée Doug ;)

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  12. the bw version does justice to this albino's fate and condition! showing the surroundings in colour would be hard on the poor guy ...

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  13. interesting details on the animal's skin ...
    showing him in black and white was a kind gesture ... imagine the poor guy's feelings if the world around him were all in colour !!!

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  14. This is so surreal, D!
    I have seen albino peacocks before.
    But this is my first gator. ;o)

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  15. i've seen one in the new orleans aquarium, it's pretty cool.. :)

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  16. I was astounded to read that this is a live alligator! Fascinating, and a superb shot of it.

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  17. The white crocodile is amazing, looking like a creature from space... Gorgeous BW and shot.
    Have a nice day.

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