Croc from the sky
|Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay)
|Date Taken: 2011-08-11|
|Camera: D3S, Nikon 80-400mm VR|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-02-17 6:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Croc from the sky - Zambezi River - Zimbabwe|
This picture was taken on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves.
Nikon 400 mm and Wimberley head.
The croc have a bug on the nose (without cross-eyed!).
What are Crocodiles and Relatives? The group Crocodylia consists of modern crocodiles, alligators, and gavials. Crocodilians have a long head with nostrils at the tip of the snout, four legs projecting sideways, heavy scales, a muscular tail, and partially webbed hind feet. Crocodilians are semi-aquatic; they spend much of their time in water, but must lay their eggs on land. Their extinct relatives share many skeletal features with modern crocodilians, but were quite different. Some were small (~ 0.5 meter long), lightly built, and probably preyed on insects and very small reptiles. Others even walked on two legs, or had hind limbs longer than their forelimbs, betraying their bipedal ancestry. The earliest crocodile relatives first appeared in the Late Triassic.
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great graphics ! TFS Ori
- [2013-02-17 9:26]
Great compo and color
Impressive POV and interesting composition Michel! Wonderful lighting and very good sharpness too!