Saturday, March 3, 2012

River Trip

While visiting Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, we took a cruise on Waccamaw Creek.  The tour went past old rice plantations and the guide gave us an overview of the history of the region.  We had a chance to see some wildlife while on the trip - an altogether enjoyable ride!

This fella was watching very carefully as we cruised past...we were watching pretty carefully too!


He was there on the return trip also...still watching!



He definitely had his eye on us - wonder if we looked like lunch?


These little fellows were definitely less threatening - enjoying the sun just the same!

 

Linking to Misty's Camera Critters.

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HOOTIN ANNI said...

Okay...the alligator is kinda creepy, but still such an incredible creature. You can't help but give 'em wide berth, and respect what they are. That turtle image is super. Oh, and catchin' up on me not visiting for a few days...I love the pink fence. Well, not for me...but the concept.

Dianna said...

That looks like an interesting cruise!

eileeninmd said...

Linda, cool captures of the gator and the turtle shot is my favorite. I always love to see the turtles. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your critters. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jan n Jer said...

Glad you kept your distance...sounds like a very nice river cruise! I love doing things like that!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I love turtles lined up on logs/limbs taking in the sun in the water! The alligator~scary!

TexWisGirl said...

i love it when turtles pile or climb up like that. not so cute on the alligator, but fascinating, for sure!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are definitely scary creatures, and they move so quickly too don't they! Great shots though Linda, especially as you were out of it's reach!

Ruta said...

That is one big gator!! I would have kept my distance too! Cute turtles :)

heyBJK said...

Love your shots of the gator, Linda! You don't see many photos of them on the blogs.

onespoiledcat said...

EEEK on the gators but the turtles are kind of pretty! Good thing you didn't dangle a hand in the water just to feel the temperature or something....yikes.

Pam and Sam

Carole said...

Years ago when we went to Florida (my hubby was there on business), we were staying at a golfing 'resort' with several of his fellow coworkers. Every time we went out after dark I constantly looked over my shoulder to make sure there were no gators following. lol

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good captures of that alligator.

Regards and best wishes

momto8 said...

oh my goodness!!!! weren't you scared?! My son just had a dream about alligator last night..
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happy weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are so scary!!!!