Gatorland, Orlando FL…not just gators :)

May 5, 2009 Photography  No comments

I went back to Gatorland in Orlando Florida this past weekend because the bird rookery there is in full swing.  It’s amazing to see so many egret, heron and anhinga babies…and so close!  I wanted to share a few pictures with you.

Two Great Egret chicks:

And, my favorite shot of the day…feeding time.  I wasn’t going to drive almost three hours one way and not bring back something special…there’s at least three fish in the adult’s mouth and three babies anxiously trying to get them.  You can click this photo to be taken to it’s flickr page where there’s an option to view it larger:

One got away:

And with this shot, you can see baby at the bottom of the image with a fish that made it into it’s mouth:

And there’s alot of other critters roaming around Gatorland:

If you’d like to see more, check out the Gatorland Bird Rookery Flickr Group!

Looking at these pictures you wouldn’t think there were gators there…but I haven’t had a chance to get through all of my pictures yet, so to prove to you there’s gators (lol), here’s a shot from the last time I was there:

On May 8th I’m leaving on a two week roadtrip with friends to New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.  I’ll be posting iphone pictures to my flickr stream and also trying to at least get one image from the camera up there each night.  So, you can follow me by going to or you can follow my tweets at

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