Everglades at Sunset Going Through Alligator Alley
A trip back from Miami this weekend led to the photos you’ll see in this slideshow. Alligator Alley is a 60- to 90-minute stretch of Interstate-75, which is a 482-mile highway that starts in north Florida and continues into Miami. Alligator Alley begins shortly after driving through Naples and takes you through the Everglades, continuing until near Miami. There are few (if any) stores, just the occasional rest and recreational stop.
As I was driving west on Alligator Alley around 7:30 in the evening, I spotted alligators in the nearby water, prompting me to pull off at a recreational area at mile marker 35 and get a few shots. As I took the pictures, there were numerous bubbles in the water, presumably alligators, turtles, and fish capturing their next meal. As cars whirred by on one side of me, I could hear bird calls and the occasional alligator grunt on the side. Most alligators posed nicely for the photos, although one shy one retreated as I tried to get a good shot.
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