American Alligator and Python fight to the death

by garcia jose

american alligator and python fight to the death canon d ef f l garcia jose

Gallery: Florida Everglades

Tags: american python fight death canon 20d canon ef 70-200 f4 l usm alligator seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 20D
Date Time Original : 2005-12-24 10:06:06
Focal Length : 126/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/200
Exposure Time : 1/200
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Flash : 9
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 289.727000
Y Resolution : 289.727000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Saturday 19th of July 2008 03:36:07 PM


Juan C Lopez-Johnston
José A nice photograph but a sad consequence of the irresponsible snake keeping of foreign species! But, any way , interesting photographs to be used by Wildlife and Park Service! JC

jose garcia
Fight to the death Thank you all for the feedback , this fight actually took place in the Everglades National park on 12/24/05 . I was actually 25 miles from the park doing my last minute Chirstmas shopping , when a fellow photographer called me from the park and told me about this battle that had been going on for more than 6 hours . I got to park and proceeded to shoot for more than 2 hours . The fight ended when the Alligator took the snake under the water and disappeared . Two days later I found the alligator close to the same spot with the dead snake in his mouth .

Jill Vahlquist
One more different animal capture... You get very interesting animals shoot... Fantastic capture and shoot... Great work... All the best, Jill

Marc Epstein
It's a great documentary shot - a native species helping to control an exotic species. I would think it is a news worthy shot... its not very common to catch these two in combat so originality is high .. the image also has several points of interest in natural history. nice shot!

Julian Burke
Very interesting situation well photographed.

jose garcia
Park Rangers had orders to shoot While this battle was going on there were two park rangers , one of them with a 12 gauge shotgun . One of them told me that they had orders to " Destroy " the Python in the event that the alligator failed . She also told me that these snakes have been breeding in the Everglades since the 1980's after irresponsible exotic pet owners dumped them there . Best Regards Jose

Miroslav Kalinaj
Excellent This is Jose what I call to be at right place in right time. Dramatic subject indeed and I admire your courage to approach them, both snakes and crocodiles are not exactly animals I would like to have close to me. Very well done!

Greg Owen

I am always photographing alligators and have a few photos up of them so I did a search on the site to see what else was here and found this.  WOW!  I am sooooo happy the alligator won this battle.  Had it been a smaller gator I think the result would have been different unfortunately.  Great job.

Giuseppe di Pietrantonio

Very interesting and impressive capture!

jose garcia
American Alligator and Python fight to the death Thanks for looking ! Jose

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