Florida Gator, by Steve Hirsch

On a beautiful morning this winter while visiting south Florida I went to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray, the wildlife present is truly amazing. Birds and Gators coexisting in a natural habitat with a manmade boardwalk throughout. This gator was about 5 feet long and almost posing for me as it seemed to know it was being photographed.

Florida Gator, by Steve Hirsch

Canon 7D | ISO 1000 | 400mm | f/6.3 @ 1/100 sec | Benro Tripod Polarizing filter
Florida Gator, by Steve Hirsch

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 13
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Delray, Florida | The United States

Photographer: Steve Hirsch (Columbus,Ohio, USA) Registered
Steve Hirsch grew up with a love of photography, had a darkroom in his basement and photographed throughout high school. He took some time off to get married, raise 3 girls and become an otolaryngologist. Now that the kids have grown he has renewed his interest in his favorite hobby. His other favorite pastime is travel. The two passions go hand-in-hand, travel landscape and wildlife photography. In order to grow as a photographer he has attended workshops in Africa and various locations. He continues to travel all over the world and the United states to capture animals in their natural habitat and photograph beautiful landscapes in all different seasons of the year and various lighting. His artwork adorns the walls of his home, his friends, family and clients homes as well as medical offices. He feels photography is his way to express oneself artistically and connect with people on a very basic level. He enjoys the process of planning and traveling to each unique location, patiently taking the best shot and exploring the best way to display his works of art. He currently lives in Columbus Ohio USA.

Website: stevehirschphotography.com
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/stevehirschphotography
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hirsch-Photography/229872250393874

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