National Geographic : 1958 Jan
Melville Bell Grosvenor © National Geographic Society "There's One!" An Alligator Basks amid Water Lettuce Hoarse bellows rising unpleasantly on the evening air betray the presence of alligators. Frequently they sun themselves in full view of the boardwalk. Contrary to common impres sion, 'gators offer little threat to man. None of the swamp's rep tiles or other wildlife may be killed. Here John Baker points out a young four-foot specimen (right) to Mrs. Melville Grosvenor. To catch its portrait, the photog rapher stretched full length on the boardwalk.