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|In antiquity, Nile crocodiles occurred in the Nile delta and the Jabbok. They are recorded by Herodotus to have inhabited Lake Moeris. They are thought to have become extinct in the Seychelles in the early 19th century. It is known from fossil remains that they once inhabited Lake Edward. The Nile crocodile's current range of distribution extends from the Senegal River, Lake Chad, Wadai and the Sudan to the Cunene and the Okavango Delta. In Madagascar, crocodiles occur in the western and southern parts from Sembirano to Port Dauphin. They have occasionally been spotted in Zanzibar and the comoros. |
In West Africa, Nile crocodiles occur most frequently in coastal lagoons, estuaries and in the rivers bordering the equatorial forest belt. In East Africa, they are found mostly in rivers, lakes, marshes and dams. They have been known to enter the sea in some areas, with one specimen having been seen 11 km off Santa Lucia Bay in 1917.
This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Original format.
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- [2008-12-01 7:04]
An excellent capture of the head of a Nile Crocodile taken with fine sharpness to show the eye, nose and even the tip of one lower tooth!
I like the composition of this uncropped shot and the paterrns from the wavy reflection of the trees in the water.
colors,POV,warm lighting, sharpness and light are wonderful.