What lurks beneath?

A clump of beautiful green water lily leaves shimmering in the sunshine looks so innocuous doesn’t it? But wait just a moment; something is lurking quietly there almost imperceptible unless one looks closely.

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Big Al is on the prowl, making not a sound as he glides along. I wonder why his teeth seem too big for his mouth and hang out at the side.

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As he comes into view, I can see the sly look in his eye as he scouts around for his prey.

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He does look rather mean and purposeful today and I’m sure he won”t go hungry for long.

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Wishing you all a happy weekend, but do be careful around water lilies. You never can be sure about what lurks beneath.

 

 

 

 

 

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80 comments on “What lurks beneath?

  1. …. πŸ™‚ you know how I fear of them… But amazing photographs. I hope you are in safe when you take pictures, πŸ™‚ Thank you, Love, nia

  2. Oh I know all about those water lilies. Not like you have in Florida, mind you and we don’t (thank goodness) have alligators. Awesome post, Sylvia. Thank you! πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

  3. That is actually very scary if you have any thought of going into the water. I always have a fear of water when I can’t see thing clearly. These pictures just confirm that thought… Another thing too – snake …

    You have great eyes seeing this. Great shots!

  4. I have to admit I am NOT a fan of these reptiles. In general not enamored with them… nor snakes, or anything in that family… even though I AM a huge animal lover, these guys freak me out somewhat haha. But I do love your photos!

    Peta

  5. Great series, Sylvia. It’s amazing how they can camouflage. I especially like that second photo, you can only see Big Al’s mouth. And all those frightening teeth!

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