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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 7:29
Viewed: 3675
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is from my collection during the trip to Masai Mara. Thanks for standing by.

A crocodile is any species belonging to the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). The term can also be used more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia: i.e. the true crocodiles, the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae) and the gharials (family Gavialidae), as well as the Crocodylomorpha which includes prehistoric crocodile relatives and ancestors.

Member species of the family Crocodylidae are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species. They first appeared during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago.

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hello Sujoy
very nice and sharpness picture with great details and naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

nice clear capture! tfs

Hello Sujoy,
Unusual to cath a crocodile with its mouth wide open like that. Excellent detail and good that you used fill-in flash which seems to have done the desired job. Pity about the tight crop on the left but very good as is. Well done.

Ciao Sujoy. Impressive DOF and razoe details with best sharp. The best light's managment for the pleasant Croc while's sleeping....


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-08 11:56]

Hello Sujoy,
Great shot of a large Nile Crocodile.
The POV lends itself well to a fine diagonal composition with excelent sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Sujoy,
That is a wonderful and impressive image of a croc...
Excellent clarity, perfect focus and details.

Hi Sujoy,

a beautiful specimen of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in its typical behaviour (open wide jaws) apt to disperse the rife heat.The details of scales are wonderful as well as the colours -not easy here- and the composition is excellent.I've always found very interesting these animals -like the sharks- , creatures perfect from an evolutionary viewpoint.



I like your capture of this basking crocodile, Sujoy. The exposure and details and signatory opened mouth are brilliant.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-08 16:59]

Hello Sujoy,
such a lovely shot of this gaping croco. i like its view in good sharpness especially it rough and tough skin.
Very good angle to portray the feature, and I could feel the fear of going near.
you did very well here.


Good composition and nicely sharp. I've lived in Kenya and seen these fascinatingly frightening crocs but never got a shot like this.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-08 23:27]

Hello Sujoy,
he looks like a very big one. Nice sharp detail. The textures and pattern are excellent.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-10 1:11]

What a timing and what a moment,you like the risk my friend..ehehe..a very beautiful crocodile taken at the top of sharpness and whit a fantastic light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hi Sujoy,

What a huge croc this is! Very well captured with fine details.

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