Photographer captures nearly 200 alligators sunbathing together

Wildlife photographer Lee Dalton captured a beautiful but horrifying sight -- a group of nearly 200 alligators sunbathing together in a watering hole.

He snapped the rare sight at the Myakka River State Park in Florida.

There are so many of the massive beasts gathered together at the sinkhole, that Dalton said they can be seen on Google Earth satellite photos.

He hiked two miles through the park to reach the "Deep Hole" sinkhole, which is believed to have been formed after serious water erosion thousands of years ago.

According to INSIDE EDITION, only 30 permits are issued every day for visitors to get up close as Lee did.

He told the outlet that he wasn't that scared, but he was sure to watch his back.

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