Male (~3m) and female, Diwagden
3-m crocodile sunning itself on the south-eastern bank of the River Tapoa, seen from one of the observation towers along the north-western bank of the river, a few km from the Tapoa entrance to Parc W in south-western Niger.
Definitely not even close to quality, but I wanted to include the shot in the set as the watching eye-shine of crocs added an exciting backdrop to my cautious search for frogs at the edge of this lake in Abuko.
just a wee baby
Came across this alligator in the surf at Bryan Beach near Freeport, TX. He swam up to the beach, let us take photos, and then swam back out to sea.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...