Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on September 18, 2012



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crocodile
saltie
porosus
Daintree
Crocodylus
Rainforest
Queensland
Australia
estuarine
saltwater
river
Indo-Pacific crocodile


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Toothy grin

Toothy grin
Estuarine crocodile, Daintree Rainforest, Queensland Australia


"The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as saltie, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world. The males of this species can reach sizes of up to 7 m (23 ft) and weigh as much as 2,000 kg (4,400 lb).[2] However, an adult male saltwater crocodile is generally between 4.3 and 5.2 m (14 and 17 ft) in length and weighs 400–1,000 kg (880–2,200 lb), rarely growing larger.[3] Females are much smaller and often do not surpass 3 m (9.8 ft). As its name implies, this crocodile can live in salt water, but usually resides in mangrove swamps, estuaries, deltas, lagoons, and lower stretches of rivers. They have the broadest distribution of any modern crocodile, ranging from the eastern coast of India, throughout most of Southeast Asia, stretching south to northern Australia, and historically ranging as far west as off the eastern coast of Africa and as far east as waters off the coast of Japan."


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltwater_crocodile

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Ana, Peter Van Der Houwen, Larry Drummond have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Fantastic study - you'd not get out of these jaws in a hurry!
5 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
They are so prehistoric looking, would not wanna be the thing it broke it's teeth on.
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Unique image!
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I was glad that he did not go after our boat.
5 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Impressive
5 years ago.
Cathy Oetegenn (trying to catch up....)
Cathy Oetegenn (tryi…
What big teeth he's got
5 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Cool camo. You can see why people get eaten if they don't keep their wits about them!
5 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
If that is a grin I'd hate to meet him when he was angry.
Yes, Crocs were around long before the Dino's
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
They are quite adapted for life in Australia.
5 years ago.