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Laguna de las ilusiones

Laguna de las ilusiones
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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-04 16:49
Viewed: 6349
Points: 8
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Lagoon of the illusions - Laguna de las Ilusiones
The Lagoon of the illusions is the most important urban lagoon in the six existent urban lagoons in Tabasco (of the total surface of the city, the lagoons constitute 10%.), this lagoon is located in the capital of the state of Tabasco: Villahermosa

In 1995 protected natural area was decreed, it is an area in full capital tabasqueña with great wealth and variety in flora and fauna that it measures more than 250 hectares.

The lagoon of The Illusions contributes to the regulation of the climate and it is refuge of migratory birds and wild fauna as turtles and crocodiles.


The problem resides in that animals and people share oneself habitat.

* Crocodiles (Lizard Moreletti)
* Quelonios
* Migratory and endemic Ave
* Reptiles or ophidian
* Fish

***The picture was taken approximately to 3 meters of the crocodile.

Complementary information on the crocodiles in:

"Crocodilians, along with birds, are the only survivors of the once-prevalent Archosauria. During the Mesozoic (245-65 million years ago) this group, including dinosaurs and other reptiles, dominated life on all continents and in the oceans. Most or all of crocodilians' adaptations had already evolved by the late Triassic (about 200 million years ago). Crocodilians are the most advanced surviving reptiles; many of their features are more similar to mammals or birds than to other reptiles.

There are only a few members, and all modern crocodilians have adapted to a semi-aquatic life, although as recently as 3000 years ago there may have been a terrestrial crocodilian species on New Caledonia. Some crocodiles may venture into larger bodies of fresh or salt water, but all must lay their eggs on dry land. Most crocodilians live in the tropics. The only exceptions are the American alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator ( Alligator sinensis), and they still cannot tolerate climates colder than temperate climates. No crocodilians venture out of lowlands; it is speculated that none ever lived above 1000 meters (3260 feet) above sea level.

There are three families of Crocodilia, with 23 species total."


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What a great camouflage. Nice capture, TFS.

The stray pieces of dry wood lend this capture an imense aesthetic appeal.
A superb composition in its totality.

Hello Ninfa,
This is an excellent image allowing the viewer to visualize the stealth that the Crocodile family has when they are in their territory. The lighting in this image is very good as well as the focus and depth of field...

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-06 21:56]

Hola Ninfa.
Excelente composicion tiene tu foto,ademas de la luz y sombras que posee determina el momento de el cocodrilo al acecho,con sigilo y mimetismo, una buena foto.

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