Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on September 18, 2012



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


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La la la

La la la
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

Sunday Challenge: open

AIMG 7491

Bartelsontour, James Wiley, Robert Wilson, Indycaver (Norm) and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


39 comments - The latest ones
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Glad I'm not its dentist !!!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Incredible timing....great observation and capture.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Talk about scary! Terrific capture!
4 years ago.
star krek photography
star krek photograph…
Really big mouth! Great shot. Hope it was a long lens!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
What a fabulous capture!
4 years ago.
OCS
OCS
Wow...very impressive!
4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Ohhhhh wow....great shot Esther :-))

Have a lovely day
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks for your comments.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Scary :)
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Even from a distance.
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Fabulous. I love 'em!
4 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Great shot, not a creature you'd want as a pet.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I would not want to be bitten by this.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Andy.
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Woooooooooow! I have to visit the zoo to see them, an amazing shot!
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
They are fine from a distance.
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
where is the water?? and I CAN tell you I don't like bugs and such, but these guys terrify me, nope, no thank you no lens is long enough for me! but it is a great opening shot for this weeks challenge
3 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Wow. Huge animal.
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, what a big open mouth! Well done, Esther!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Good catch! =D
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
He's a big fella!
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
I love the title of the picture so much... the picture in just perfect for the theme !!!!! this one does not the dentist !
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Great shot of a ferocious looking beast! I wouldn't want to be his next dinner - see you later, alligator! Err.... crocodile.
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
whoa!... get a breath mint :-)

he looks cute.
3 years ago.
dsglass
dsglass
♫ Never smile at a crocodile... ♬

Great shot!
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Run!!!

Great shot :)
3 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Wow! That is open.
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
388mm lens eh? Don't blame you, wouldn't want to take it with a wide angle :)
Great shot though!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great photo! Open for sure!
3 years ago.
KmSalvatore
KmSalvatore
holymoly!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Too close for comfort !!
Great catch :))
3 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
Scary!!!
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Ester hope you were not very close to that open mouth ... just a little scary!!
3 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
EEEEK.
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Yes, very scary and great for the challenge.
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great photo, but it's a little too close for my liking! ;)
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
like an opera singer
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you all for your comments. I did use a very long lens for this shot.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, James.
3 years ago.