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.


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.


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


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


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






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!


  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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