How a crocodile lazying around

Today’s short note came from my mangrove sedimentation monitoring. The day was hot, but clouds were hanging at a distance. As usual, it was our boat crew who spotted any interesting objects, including this small estuarine crocodile (Crocodilus porosus). And as any other crocodiles found here to date, it was laying on submerged mangrove branches, enjoying the peaceful afternoon (until we came, that is). I noticed that they only need to support their head on the branches, while all 4 legs were hanging in the water.

Umm…, honestly, this is the second species found, thus not too much yet. But there should be more. Maybe a night survey of  this intriguing beast will do good. Or maybe let’s stick with the daytime ones, shall we?

Click on the image to feel its black metallic skin.

[Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @200mm, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 1600]

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