Culture Art & Media Photo: Alligator Soaks It Up By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 credit: Cheré Coen Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from southern Louisiana. While some parts of the country may be in the midst of cool gray weather, this alligator seems to have found a nice warm spot in which to soak up some sun, at least for now. Reader Cheré Coen sent us this basking alligator (times two!), and writes: "I took this photo today at Palmetto Island State Park in southern Louisiana, about an hour south of Lafayette. It was warm today but clouds were moving in. Rain comes tonight with cold cold temperatures tomorrow." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.