Sunday, March 30, 2008

Big Al


I wanted you to experience Al up close and personal. This image was obviously zoomed in...



...however, this was the distance between us.


Fearless or foolish? You decide ;-)

16 comments:

Chris said...

YIKES! You are fearless, Isabella! Those things just scare the heck out of me. He looks like he isn't missing any meals! ;-)

If you get a chance to stop by my blog today (Sat), I have an interesting story to share.

Rauf said...

i am alone always Izzidee, but friends complain that i am having all the fun to myself. i say i am not having fun, i go on forest treks to learn something, to observe.

Three of us in a boat and the boatman rowing it. i keep my finger on my lips telling my friends in a sign language to keep quiet. i point my finger at a sleeping crocodile on a rock. And this idiot friend waves and says Hi Crock ! It turned in a flash it nearly bit off his shoulder. Lucky escape ! And he thanks Jesus for saving his life.
Jesus or no Jesus, these idiots have no idea at the speed with which they attack. They grow up watching cartoon films with singing and dancing animals in the forest. Forest is not a friendly place. i am an intruder there and i need eyes all around me.

Wendy said...

Step away from the aligator! He might be up to more than just posing for a camera. ;)

TOG said...

Our you sure that it's a male? It looks like a female to me. In fact one of my old girl friends.

Kris McCracken said...

I like crocodiles (from a distance), but am not too sad that we don't have them down in Tasmania!

Lovely picture!

Ming the Merciless said...

Isabella, he was looking at you like me looking at a chocolate cake. :-)

What did I tell you about feeding strays?!?! ;-)

freefalling said...

Holy Dooley, he's a big bugger!
We've been led to believe down here, that alligators are cute and cuddly animals - not at all like the ferocious crocodiles that lurk in our waters.
What a load of bull!

Are you SURE it's an alligator?

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

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Jilly said...

Well, what a handsome creature is Al! Nice to meet you, up close and personal, as it were, Al. Goodness, Isabella, you are brave or you've got a mighty looooooooooooooong zoom on your camera.

Whichever - fabulous photograph.

Loved Ming's comment!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Rauf and Ming are in both in right and for future, naughty girl, keep off from them. We're happy also without big or small al's photo. Right? I don't repeat it a second time. Sgrunt !

Olivier said...

Impressionnant, j'espère que tu étais au Zoom pour prendre cette photo. Je le verrais bien travailler pour la sécurité d'une grande boite de nuit ;o))

Peter said...

I took a few days "off" and just loved now to see the rest of you "couplehood" posts! :-)

Before judging on the "fearless or foolish", I would like to know if there was a fence that you don't show! If not, my answer is clear!

isabella said...

Rauf - with friends like these, who needs enemies! Glad you survived that encounter ;-)

Ming - you think? I was wondering what was that little twinkle in his eye ;-)

Peter - no fence. Me bad.

Bergson said...

Let us flee quickly!!
I am afraid

Nikon said...

The close-up would have been really outstanding if you had moved that distracting blade of grass.
He has cute little feet :-)

Nathalie in Avignon said...

Funny how different they are to Aussie crocs, either saltwater or freshwater ones.

I remember visiting Cape Canaveral 25 years ago and crocs were all around, at a distance but with no fences between them and the public. We figured out then that the crocs must be fairly harmless to humans...

As a general rule I would agree with Rauf : too close is foolish.