EM1 w/ ZD 150mm ƒ2.0 + EC-20 - ISO 200, 1/400 @ ƒ5.6, handheld Vicious by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr Over the last year or so I have become increasingly obsessed with photographing baby gators, this is not something that is done easily or without dangers. First you have to locate baby gators in an area that you can safely photograph them from. Once that is accomplished you have to contend with a very large and protective mother who is also the apex predator of the swamps. I documented here - Kissed by a Gator a very good example of how a mother gator can surprise even a seasoned gator hunter. There are two types of baby gators that I am after to photograph. The first type is shown in the above photograph, still under the protective watch of its mother. One of the things that I really like about the little ones is their coloring that disappears as they grow into adults. It helps them hide from predators, especially after they leave the care of mom. Which brings up the second type, those that are no longer under the watch of mother, are about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years of age, and still have some or all of the baby gator color pattern. I started this thread to document my journey on The Baby Gator Project.