Participant 2020


A damselfly perches on an alligator’s head, right near his eye. This little alligator (probably a 2 or 3 footer) was basking in a retention pond right at sunset, following a little rain shower.

Camera Specifications

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 200mm – 500mm F5.6 lens – very slight color touch-up and cropping out-of-camera.

“He let me creep closer and closer - the goal was a picture of the eye, but it eventually dawned on me that there was a damselfly perched on the gator's eye! A very cool moment.”

Matthew WoodallPhotographer