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Where crocodiles lay eggs


Where crocodiles lay eggs
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (Fege) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (46)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-09
Categories: Reptiles, River
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-28 0:46
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The main feature of Nitmiluk National Park is a series of 13 gorges along the Katherine River. The sides are steep and of weathered red and stone. the water in each gorge can get very deep with the area being a major habitat of the Fresh Water Crocodile. Unlike its salt water cousin which builds and guards a nest the Fresh Water Crocodile lays its eggs in sand where it will be kept warm by the sun during the hotel dry season. The babies are on their won from day one with one of their main predators being adult crocodiles.
The beach on the right is one of the egg laying beaches in the gorges.


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