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Gharial


Gharial
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-19
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-24 2:03
Viewed: 2592
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kukrail Reserve Forest is located in Indranagar. It a good sight seeing place and if you are amazed with crocodiles and gharials in natural beauty.In Uttar Pradesh, these reptilians are found in the Ramganga, Suheli, Girwa and Chambal rivers. The female gharial lays eggs in April by digging holes on the river banks.

The idea of setting up a breeding center for the endangered Crocodile & Gharial species came after a study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, UNO in 1975 which estimated that there were only 300 crocodile left in the open rivers of Uttar Pradesh. Center at Kukrail came up in the year 1978, which was funded by the Uttar Pradesh forest department in collaboration Ministry of Environment and Forests India. This effort marked the beginning of state government's efforts towards conservation of crocodiles & gharials at a time when only 300 of them had been left. Sorce: Wikipedia

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Hello Subhash

WOW ! he has an amazing eye that crocodile,
with that glance and eye-contact like if
he want to bite you !! lovely light coming
to his head and eye, TFS

Asbed

amazing creature, TFS Ori

Hallo Subhash
What a great portrait with details of this reptile's face beautifully captured and displayed, especially of its teeth and the lovely golden eye. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I did not see it sooner. Best regards.
Anna

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