Philip Lanoue

Philip Lanoue

Lives in United States Coastal South Carolina, United States
Works as a Beach Bum
Has a website at phillanoue.com
Joined on Feb 22, 2010

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On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Fantastic shot. But are you sure this is a Raccoon? Looks quite big

Yes this alligator was thrashing and beating the living hell out of that raccoon. He was trying to break it up into smaller pieces for easier swallowing. I've seen them do this with large birds such as pelicans too. They will spend all day beating it up if they have to, and have been known to stash what remains of the carcass with the idea of coming back for it later. They also do indeed like larger prey softened and marinated in the water. Many times I have seen one crunching a crab and they will sort of chew on mouthfuls of small fish but gulp down larger single ones.
The raccoon in this case was long dead.
See many more alligator photos here:
http://phillanoue.com/alligator-photos/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Richard Poinvil: So who won?

I think our poor little raccoon friend has long since expired.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:50 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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adventurer69: Fantastic photo .

I appreciate that thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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dane dawg: Awesome

Thanks very much glad you liked it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Richard Poinvil: So who won?

Oh I think we all know the answer to that question. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Michael L NYC 99: This is quite a shot!

Thanks much I appreciate that!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is quite a confronting capture, Philip Lanoue, and a well-deserved win by you in this weekly challenge. It is amazingly clear, with great details and textures in both animals, as well as the turbulent waters. Often, I see a winning picture, and wish I'd been there to take it.... but not this one. Ruth :-)

Sometimes nature can indeed appear cruel and tough to watch but so it goes in nature. Thanks very much for the kind words Ruth!
See more from this series (if you dare) here:
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/
The eagle taking a little ducky was another tough one.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/02/03/baby-food/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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APenza: That is some shot. The raccoon does look a bit bloated and I wonder if it was already dead when the gator got it. Not that it make it that less gory though.

I did not see the gator take the raccoon so it's entirely possible the gator found it already dead. They sure do like them a nice dead thing. :-)
But there are a few more pics from this series here where it doesn't look as bloated in some.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Chuck_FL: Stunning, wonderful, super pic Philip. The Gators I see don't move much, just suntan themselves. Got to be in the right place at right time. Beautiful capture and congrats on win.

Thanks very much, I hesitated at first going with this. Other times I have seen gators take large birds such as swans and pelicans but those turned out so gory the photos never saw the light of day.
See more from this series here: http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/
And tons more shots of gators in action on my wildlife photo blog.
phillanoue.com

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Fantastic shot. But are you sure this is a Raccoon? Looks quite big

Thanks and yes it was a raccoon and a good size one too.
At first I thought the alligator had an otter because we gave seen a few of those in the area previously but this was indeed a raccoon.
See a few more from this series here:
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:14 UTC
On Snowy All In A Fluff in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: The breeze caught the fine feathers just at the same time as you caught this wonderful shot. A really lovely capture by you, Philip Lanoue, and well deserving of third place int this weekly challenge. Ruth :-)

Thanks very much Ruth I'm happy you enjoyed the snowy egret photo!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 12:15 UTC
On Launch Day in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Another spectacular capture by you, Philip Lanoue, and deserving of third place in this weekly challenge. Pelicans are SO un-aerodynamic, IMO, and you've captured this lumbering effort beautifully. The head, beak and chest are wonderfully sharp, while the wings show us that they are working overtime to get the payload launched. I really like the sparkle of waterdrops as the pelican rises. Ruth :-)

Thank you very much for the kind comments Ruth and I'm really happy you enjoyed seeing this pelican in action!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
On The Old Market Place. in the Mobile phone pic challenge (2 comments in total)

I really enjoyed this image, well done!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sunset At The Marsh in the Mobile phone pic challenge (7 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: A worthy winner. Love the colour. Congratulations!

I'm glad you liked it and thanks for the comments!
Your's could have easily been 1st. A terrific shot!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On Sunset With iPhone 4 photo in Philip Lanoue's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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SamsonRichard: Congratulations :)

Hey thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On Sunset At The Marsh in the Mobile phone pic challenge (7 comments in total)
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iver1: this picture deserves first place, yes!
congratulations to the author - good eye is what matters!

Well thank you I appreciate that and I'm happy you liked this sunset picture!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On Sunset At The Marsh in the Mobile phone pic challenge (7 comments in total)
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MarioSS: Super nice pic, you can do a lot with a simple Mobile Phone.
Bravo!

Thanks very much! The funny thing was we were leaving the area and when I saw what this sunset looked like I jumped out of the car and grabbed this one and only pic with what I had available which was the phone. I had the 7D with me but had only a long lens on for wildlife which of course is no good for scenics.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
On Stacked Up in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I had give this pics 5 star--due to various particular positions of birds and the 4 birds did not over impose each other!

I greatly appreciate that and I'm happy you enjoyed seeing the pelican flight group!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
On Stacked Up in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)
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papa natas: Two things I love from pelicans:
Their smile and their perfect flight formation; always gliding and keeping distance; effortlessly, elegant. They only look beautiful in flight, and they are not as vulgar as their cousins, seagulls and pigeons, who, yes I know it for a fact, deliberately attack us with their drops... I was at the beach looking at them pass by, when suddenly it hit me: WHY, instead of investing millions on stupid, noisy, invasive drones, aren't we training pelicans?
Great image!!

Thanks very much for your very nice and thoughtful comments and I'm glad you liked this photo.
I once saw a gull pick up a guys car keys off the beach and fly out over the ocean and drop them in the water. Those birds can be sneaky.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
On Stacked Up in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)
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IgorK: Fantastic shot!!!
I love pelicans, and this picture is the best!

Igor

Thanks a million, glad you liked the shot!
I have brown pelicans for my blog post today.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/03/diving-for-dinner/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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