A Photo for Friday




September 4, 2022

Marrero, LA

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Heh, alternate: Flower Child.

  2. @OzarkHillbilly: That’s a great suggestion!

  3. MarkedMan says:

    Was that as creepy in person?

  4. CSK says:

    Remarkable, but what is it?

  5. @MarkedMan:Ultimately more beautiful and awesome nature encounter than creepy.

    @CSK: Alligator in a Louisiana bayou.

  6. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Great. Just great!

  7. CSK says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    Yes, I see it now. Thanks. At first I thought it was a light snow cover on rocks. And then I thought: “In Alabama?”

  8. Kurtz says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:

    Wow! I live in Florida and see those creatures all the time., yet I’m stunned by the beauty of this shot.

    I’d probably be less uneasy about them if they all adorned themselves in flowers. I may even offer one a hit.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: This past March when we went down to see my son and his family down there, I finally saw my first alligator in the wild, on a walk in the Jean Lafitte bayou. It had a dead half rotten raccoon in it’s mouth.

    Picturesque might be overstating it, but I still took a couple dozen pics of it.

    eta: always before we went down in December or January to get a break from the deep freeze. We went in March this time because that is when my Granddaughter’s b-day is.

  10. Skookum says:

    Enter that photo somewhere! It’s remarkable and beautiful.

  11. al Ameda says:

    At first I thought this photo was a drawing, I did a double take, looked again squinted my eyes and saw this for what it was/is. Again, great pic!

  12. @al Ameda: Thanks! I was really, really pleased with this one.