Esther

Esther

Posted on July 17, 2013


Photo taken on September 18, 2012

1/500 f/8.0 240.0 mm ISO 400

Canon EOS 40D

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Keywords

crocodile
saltie
porosus
Daintree
Crocodylus
Rainforest
Queensland
Australia
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

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


35 comments - The latest ones
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Glad I'm not its dentist !!!
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Talk about scary! Terrific capture!
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
What a fabulous capture!
6 years ago.
 OCS
OCS
Wow...very impressive!
6 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Ohhhhh wow....great shot Esther :-))

Have a lovely day
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Thanks for your comments.
6 years ago.
 Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Scary :)
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Even from a distance.
6 years ago.
 Phill G
Phill G
Fabulous. I love 'em!
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Great shot, not a creature you'd want as a pet.
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I would not want to be bitten by this.
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Thanks, Andy.
6 years ago.
 Eefje
Eefje
Woooooooooow! I have to visit the zoo to see them, an amazing shot!
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
They are fine from a distance.
6 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
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
5 years ago.
 Coco
Coco club
Wow. Huge animal.
5 years ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
Wow, what a big open mouth! Well done, Esther!
5 years ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Good catch! =D
5 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
He's a big fella!
5 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 !
5 years ago.
 HaarFager
HaarFager club
Great shot of a ferocious looking beast! I wouldn't want to be his next dinner - see you later, alligator! Err.... crocodile.
5 years ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith club
whoa!... get a breath mint :-)

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

Great shot!
5 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
Run!!!

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

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