Crocodile Basking


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The crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), ever present in the Zambezi River, a menace to man, taking some 200 people a year throughout Africa it is believed. They survive substantially on fish, but will often attack unsuspecting mammals taking water at the river’s edge. Often this reptile will submerge its prey and allow it to decay before consuming the meat. Its round, pointed teeth are not conducive to chewing and, habitually, crocodiles may be found spinning in the water to release chunks of meat from its prey to be swallowed whole.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/350 sec; f/13; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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3 thoughts on “Crocodile Basking

  1. What a whopper, wonder how old he would be. You used a long lens, hope all is kinder for you now. So good to see animals we took for granted at home, on these cold dark UK nights.

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