This big fellow was sunning very near the road, so I carefully stepped from the car and snapped.
I inched my zoomy lens closer, but I stepped a little closer too. I quickly decided that I was going to have to keep it fresh in my mind that these are massively huge creatures capable of biting off my arm - or more - and there was no fence between me and them. A little scary because I easily forget my distance when looking through my lens. Check out his teeth! And I think that eye is following me!
So, this is my alligator macro. I still have all my fingers and toes and this really is close enough, don't you think?
Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. Don't forget to visit each other. :)