The Gate Keeper
Returning to Southern Florida, more specifically Big Cypress National Preserve, I knew one shot that I wanted. The image you see here is the image I had in mind coming to life.
Anyone who has been to the area knows it isn’t as easy as one would think to find a scene like this. When I saw the shot with the heron sitting there I pulled off of the road as soon as I could and went back hoping not to scare the heron away.
Upon getting into position, I realized that I was only about five feet away from a seven-foot alligator. I decided to not move as I hadn't yet disturbed the alligator. However, I couldn’t help but keep one eye on the alligator while I got the shot. In doing so, I was not as focused as I should have been and only the last shot I took was in focus!
The Gate Keeper is available as a limited edition of 500 and more information on sizing and purchasing options can be found by clicking on an image or here.