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Eye of Gharial


Eye of Gharial
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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: FUJIFILM FINEPIX HS50EXR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/240 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-17 8:11
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Gharial
The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m (20.5 ft), though it should be noted that this is an extreme upper limit, as the average adult gharial is only 3.5 to 4.5 m (11 to 15 ft) in size.With 110 sharp, interdigitated teeth in its long, thin snout, it is well adapted to catching fish, its main diet.The male gharial has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known in Hindi as ghara. The gharial's common name is derived from this similarity.

Gharials once inhabited all the major river systems of the Indian Subcontinent, from the Irrawaddy River in the east to the Indus River in the west. Their distribution is now limited to only 2% of their former range. They inhabit foremost flowing rivers with high sand banks that they use for basking and building nests. They usually mate in the cold season. The young hatch before the onset of the monsoon.

The gharial is one of three crocodilians native to India, the other two being the mugger crocodile and the saltwater crocodile.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Gavialidae
Genus: Gavialis
Species: G. gangeticus
Binomial name
Gavialis gangeticus
(Gmelin, 1789)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-18 23:51]

Hello Manaswi,
What a captivating image you have presented to us. Showing just the eye of the Gharial Crocodile from this POV immediately brings the viewers attention down to it's level. I feel as though I am right beside it, deep in the midst of the duckweed where it lives and breathes. Wonderful focus, colors and composition.
Ron

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