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Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 0 N: 158] (1331)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-D Nikkor 80-200 mm/f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-22 10:37
Viewed: 4014
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
India has three species of crocodiles. Most common is the Mugger, for some reason also called the Marsh Crocodile though it inhabits, not marshes, but rivers and deep water spreads. Second is the Estuarine Crocodile that favors saline waters across the coast and is much the most powerful and aggressive of the three. The third is the uniquely Indian Gharial, the fish eating crocodile. Muggers were very common in Indian rivers. Due to human persecution it is now restricted to only some sanctuaries. Estuarine Crocs are rarely seen now a days.Both Mugger and Estuariane croc occasionally prey on humans. Gharials were plenty at one time in rivers like Ganga. It reached the brink of extinction in the 1970s.But now with the efforts of conservationists has crossed the dangerous period.
This photograph of muggers was taken at Cauvery Basin ,Karnataka,India.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-22 10:57]

Hello Navith,
Excellent capture.POV,sharpness,lighting,details and composition are excellent.Maybe it would be better if you cropped upper left side:)Nevertheless great work!

Very impressive capture, Navnith. How big are they?
I would crop off the partial view of the third one peeping out at the upper left corner.
Very good clarity and details.

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-10-04 17:42]

Impressive shot Navnith, I would have cropped the third one though. Very sharp and well exposed. Good work, thanks !


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