Great Egret
Baby Great Egret – Gatorland – March 2015
Great Egret
Waiting for Mom – Gatorland – March 2015

“I shut my eyes in order to see: – Paul Gauguin

Gatorland in Orlando has a wonderful rookery. And while it may not seem logical, gators and nesting birds have a symbiotic relationship. Nests are made in the trees above swimming gators. The birds lose an occasional egg or two, and in turn get protection from the rest of the creatures.

Quote found in the book The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori.

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    1. They are, and at Gatorland you can observe them from about 20-30 feet away. It’s amazing, I’ve lived here for 6 years and just discovered their rookery a couple of weeks ago. The close contact doesn’t seem to influence the birds too much.

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