Alligator Steals Camera, Photos Survive

Alligator steals camera_1Mark one down for the durability of digital photos. After eight months in a Florida swamp, Mario Aldecoa recovered his camera that had been taken by an alligator, photos intact. For the complete story, see Alligator steals DSLR, kindly returns it eight months later.

By the way, it’s always a good idea to keep your camera with you. You never know when you may encounter an alligator, see Reason 367 to carry your camera: alligators.


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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2 Responses to Alligator Steals Camera, Photos Survive

  1. Croppinmama says:

    Amazing…good to know, in case this happens to my camera as we have gators living in the pond right behind our home.

  2. Phil Lanoue says:

    I watch and photograph alligators almost every day and although I have had many walk by me and sometimes my gear, I have never had one take anything.

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