Reason #367 to carry your camera: alligators

This story on Why You Should Always Carry A Cameraphone is almost too good to be true, and I am not sure I believe it. Joyce Hackett captured an alligator crawling out of the New York City sewers with her camera phone.

Last week I was in Florida, where it is much easier to find alligators. Hopefully, you won’t encounter this fellow up close.  However, the advice remains the same. Be prepared and bring your camera – you never know when you might encounter an alligator.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Reason #367 to carry your camera: alligators

  1. Mark Mizen says:

    Apparently alligators are also in Chicago. The city has captured two this year. I grew up in Rockford, IL and never knew. See

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