Alligator Portrait

An up close portrait of an adult alligator in the Everglades. There are amazing details in the eye of this big reptile that you don’t see when looking at the whole animal. Immobile, it’s eyes scan the surroundings for the smallest movement. If the source of the movement is close enough it will unleash its powerful jaws to grab and slash whatever it saw. Meanwhile if there are no movements it can lay still for hours, preserving its energy. A very efficient predator.