View Images

Peekaboo: An American alligator surveys its domain in Louisiana's Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, which was largely spared the 2010 oil spill that gave this southern coastline a rating verging on "catastrophic."

Comment on This Story

Nat Geo Events

Hear the world's best storytellers—in person. Up close. LIVE!

Find Events Near You


Get exclusive updates, insider tips, and special discounts on travel and more.

Join Now