American Alligator
Alligator mississippiensis

f14 @1/800s, ISO:1600, Nikon D300S w 500mm

"American Alligator," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Eggs are laid in a nest of vegetation, sticks, leaves, and mud in a sheltered spot in or near the water. Young are born with yellow bands around their bodies and are protected by their mother for up to one year.
Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, Texas