F5, 1/1000 sec, ISO 250, 175 mm
I was photographing a pair of courting alligators. All of a sudden, there was a huge commotion in the water around one of them. Out of instinct, I snapped a few pictures. When I looked at the images, I couldn’t believe what I saw. The big male alligator had eaten the intruder in one big gulp. I learned a very valuable lesson that day. Never intrude on the big guy when he’s courting his lady. I don’t think I’ll ever be lucky enough, or quick enough to capture an image like this again.