|Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay)
|Date Taken: 2012-08-21|
|Camera: D3S, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-09-12 5:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Croc smile - Zambezi River - Zimbabwe|
This picture was taken near Victoria Falls on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves.
Nikon 500 mm plus a 2x Optical Conversion Factor
(TC-20E III 2x Teleconverter for AF-S & AF-I Lense). Wimberley head and quite long time exposure (1/200) for such a lense.
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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Amazing close up, great details and colors.
Impressive... smile Michel! Great photo with interesting composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.
Michel..this capture looks like an artists canopy conversion! The pupil of that eye, design on his scales and even his TEETH..this is pure awesome