These images were made in a special alligator reserve with the help of professional handlers.
These people are highly trained and have many years of experience with these particular alligators. Only then can the risks be reduced to an acceptable level.
The purpose of these images is to provide balance to common perceptions about those epic predators. Alligators are powerful and react instinctively.
People should NEVER approach an alligator for any reason.
Everglades Outpost is a non-profit reserve for alligators that might otherwise be put down, and can be visited to experience and learn more about these creatures that roamed the earth before man.