Up close and personal, an American alligator with jaws open wide proudly displays rows of rough edged teeth and spotted pink tongue.
The half-submerged reptile glows in bright yellow - caused by the strong reflection of fresh, almost fluorescent grass shoots on the surface of the clear water.
Brave photographer Masa Ushioda captured the shots of this wild gator in vast marsh land in the Everglades National Park, in Florida, USA.
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