Last summer, the conditions were unusually dry at Myakka River State Park. As a result, many gators (one day 78 were counted) had congregated in the river ready to feed on fish trapped in depressions at the bottom of shallow pools. In this image, an American Alligator is tossing a Gar in order to get it in the right position to swallow it.
Tier 1 of NANPA 2012 Showcase.
2012 Orange Audubon Society's (24th Annual) Kit and Sidney Chertok Nature Photography Contest, Third Place