52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

26. Fear


This morning I woke up at the crack of dawn to join some friends on a guided tour to Myakka State Park. I am in no way a morning person but I am glad I made the effort. Sometimes spending time in nature is good for the soul. I always find nature especially beautiful when I am framing it up through my lens finder.

I knew that one part of our hike would include an area called “Deep Hole.” I anticipated seeing a lot of alligators but was shocked to see roughly 75 alligators floating in such a small area. Our guide, Dick Pfaff, made sure that we approached the area in the safest way and that we kept a safe distance.

Once in awhile the quiet was interrupted by the splashing water and the sound of crunching when an alligator would push up out of the water with a large catfish in it’s mouth. A nice little reminder to keep your distance from the waters edge!





Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

4 thoughts on “26. Fear

  1. I had soooooo much fun at The Deep Hole. Holy Smoke! You caught the gator with a fish in its mouth. Way to go!

  2. Such a fun morning. Glad I joined you! Great gator shots!

  3. Wow! What a group! Great seeing the alligators and cool you saw one eating it’s meal!

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