John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Wordless Wednesday - Gator Chomping a Bucketmouth Bass

Wordless Wednesday - Gator Chomping a Bucketmouth Bass

I recently came across the Wildlife Photography of IRA RUNYAN of Orlando, Florida and he is now a Facebook friend. His photos are outstanding and he spends countless hours just waiting for that perfect shot. I encourage you to visit his page where you will be amazed at the clarity of his pics and the diversity of Florida's ecosystem. He truly brings nature into focus.

Photo by Ira Runyan

Armadillo

Photo by Ira Runyan

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Comment balloon 23 commentsJohn Mayer • August 04 2010 10:53PM

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Posted by The 1410 Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC (Benchmark Realty) about 9 years ago

That is a pretty good catch of the alligator with fish!

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 9 years ago

Stephen - A good telephoto lens is imperative :-)

Teral - Ira works hard at getting the right shot!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John, That is an incredible picture of the alligator getting his supper! I'm also amazed he got that close to an Armadillo.  I just see roadkill.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 9 years ago

Marchel - The gator shot is one of his best. If this armadillo stays off the road, he might get lucky :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John, I've seen my share of alligators down here but never one like the photo above.  Great action shot!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 9 years ago

Not sure I'm crazy about the content but the pics are amazing.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 9 years ago

Your friend's hours spent have paid off John! These shots are amazing!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Kathy - It really is a "National Geographic" shot.

Tammie - Nature is like one enormous restaurant ~ Woody Allen

Al and Peggy - All of his shots are great! He's retired, so he has the time to spend on his photography.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John, those are great photos!  He has a great talent

 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 9 years ago

Tony and Darcy - His pics really do stand out.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

WOWWEEE, John! What an awesome photo...one that I want to keep around, so I re-blogged it! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) about 9 years ago

The gators in Florida were the most amazing things to see.  When I was traveling across the everglades, I saw one grab an Egret and then thrash around in the water with it.  It felt like Wild America before my eyes.  Seriously however, I really like the armadillo.  I think I'd like one as a pet. . . I'd name him Brinks!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 9 years ago

Great shot!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) about 9 years ago

Great shot!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) about 9 years ago

John, I hate to see a beautiful, largemouth meet its end that way!  Why couldn't it have been a carp or sucker?  Outstanding photo.  I wonder if the gator was tempted to drop the fish and go for a larger meal???

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) about 9 years ago

Is that armadillo from Florida or a trip to Texas?  I thought they were only in TX?

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 9 years ago

Leilana - Thanks for the reblog. Glad you liked it.

Myrl - Great name for an armadillo! I love your sense of humor.

Thanks Carol.

Bruce - The only way he would lose that bass is if a bigger gator took it from him. I agree it should have been a carp!

Juli - Armadillos are all over the south. This one was in the Viera Wetlands just south of Cocoa, Florida. Most of the Texas ones end up as road kill :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Now that is a fish story. Great picture.

Posted by Diane Williams about 9 years ago

Wow that is some picture!  A little tooo close!  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

Diane - Ira Is a talented photographer.

Debra - We have a healthy respect for the big 'uns here in Florida :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

I should point out that These two photos are copyright (c), all rights reserved and may not be used or reproduced without permission from Ira Runyan. Although they were placed on this web site without my permission, at least John gave me credit for the photos, so I grant their use on this site.

Many more of my photographs can be seen on my web site at:

http://irarunyan.smugmug.com./

Posted by Ira Runyan about 9 years ago

Sorry Ira - I should have asked you before posting these photos and of course, your permission is required to use them, not mine. I just think your photography is excellent!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

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