Gator and Egret
The "yawn" is really a temperature adjustment for the gator.
A toothy grin
Creature from the dark lagoon
It sure looked like she was looking for me.
Slipping under the water
This was almost too close - even with a telephoto lens.
On the move
Alligator moving from one pond to another
Up close and personal
This alligator was resting and sunning adjacent to a boardwalk
It's not really a yawn as you and I know it. He is sucking in air to even out his temperature after sunning for a couple of hours.
Breath in, breath out....
Alligator, warming up and cooling off