After crossing the bridge, follow the boardwalk straight ahead and to the left. The first observation area
has places to sit on and is only one story. That is where I usually see the most alligators. I once saw a mother and about 5 babies below the boardwalk before that observation area. However, noi alligators there, today. Instead, I found a turtle, two tricolored herons, an anhinga, and a blue heron.
|Blue Heron on opposite shore|
|Tricolored Heron hunting for fish|
|Another Tricolored Heron|
|Turtle on a dead tree branch|
|Full length shot of Sawgrass Alligator|
|Alligator hidden on a grassy bank.|
|Closeup of Sawgrass Lake alligator's bony hide.|
|Turtle with iridescent cololrs|
I wish I could take credit for these beautiful wildlife pictures, but I merely photographed the display at the small Sawgrass Lake visitor's center. Do not miss these. Animals that do not run away! Great to show the kids.