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Shark Valley

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 6 December 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Shark Valley is a geological depression at the head of the Shark River Wetlands in the middle of the Everglades. It is currently part of Everglades National Park. Shark Valley empties into the Shark River which eventually flows into the Gulf of Mexico. There is a 15 mile loop that you can walk, bike or ride a tram. On the day we went, the tram was not running so we walked on the trail for a while. There were birds, fish, and plenty of alligators sunning themselves along the sidewalk. It was a little weird being so close to these alligators that were just lying there.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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yoshimiparis from France

Brrrrrrrrrrrr !

6 Dec 2019 6:58am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Je n'aime pas du tout ces animaux.

6 Dec 2019 7:20am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Une rencontre qu'il vit mieux éviter dans la nature.

6 Dec 2019 7:20am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle photo, même si ce regard est vraiment froid ;-)
De loin, il doit être à peine visible...
Bonne journée Elaine

6 Dec 2019 7:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Je me tiens à l'écart
JP

6 Dec 2019 7:35am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Dangerous, but adorable.

6 Dec 2019 8:44am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

A floating tree trunk that is better not to meet.....

6 Dec 2019 8:46am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A fabulous capture from the Everglades. Excellent color and detail. 5*

6 Dec 2019 9:30am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

6 Dec 2019 9:46am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning!

6 Dec 2019 9:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes it must have added that extra little edge to the walk. Excellent portrait of the alligator. Do we get to see a shark next? :)

6 Dec 2019 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, amazing capture !

6 Dec 2019 11:35am

JPA from Paris, France

belle prise!!! pas le moment de prendre un bain!!! amts

6 Dec 2019 12:06pm

Rose from United States

Of all animals alligators and crocodiles really are something I am sort of afraid of.

6 Dec 2019 12:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...You are so close and he is looking at you ...but your photo is so beautiful !!

6 Dec 2019 1:12pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a great capture of this dangerous fellow !!!!

6 Dec 2019 3:34pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed, a stunning photo as a result.

6 Dec 2019 4:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

He's looks very dangerous and well hidden.

6 Dec 2019 4:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You aRE BRAVE! What an intimidating close up

6 Dec 2019 6:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un sacré crocodile avec son oeil quelle vue superbe
belle soirée

6 Dec 2019 6:28pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I was expecting a shark, but this guy seems even more scary. Keep your arms and legs on the sidewalk. ;-)

6 Dec 2019 9:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I beg to differ. I think this must be Gator Alley! ;-)

7 Dec 2019 4:36am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & reflections!
Amazing!

7 Dec 2019 11:06am

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Just enough to get the message

8 Dec 2019 10:41pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, my

9 Dec 2019 10:37pm