Photographer captures photo of lurking alligators in Florida swamp

The glowing eyes give the photo an eerie feel!

Photo credit: Bobby Wummer Photography

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The photo is a great visual of the beginning of alligator mating season.

Wildlife photographer Bobby Wummer posted a photo showing dozens of alligators lurking in the Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida.

You can clearly see glowing in on a very dark night.

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Wummer said this is one of his favorite photos he has ever taken.

“I took this photo using a flash because I wanted to illuminate their eyes for the perfect effect,” Wummer said in an Instagram post. “I use the Canon wide-angle lens and I still couldn’t get all the gators into the photo.”

He said there were so many alligators in the swamp that he couldn’t fit them all in one photo. Click here to see more photos or check out his YouTube channel.

Bobby Wummer granted permission to News4JAX to feature this photo.


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.