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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 5:29
Viewed: 3694
Points: 2
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Crocodylus porosus

The Australian saltwater crocodile is one of the most aggressive and dangerous crocodiles. Is is also the largest living reptile, exceeding the Komodo dragon in size.

Australian saltwater crocodiles have very large heads. A pair of ridges run from the eyes along the center of the snout. The eyes, ears, and nostrils are located on the same plane on the top of the head, allowing for it to see, hear, and breathe while almost totally submerged. The eyes have a special second pair of eyelids known as the nictitating membrane. These eyelids are clear and protect the eyes while underwater. The ears, situated behind the eyes, have flaps which also close while underwater. The jaws are heavyset and contain 64-68 teeth. The teeth in the upper jaw are perfectly aligned with those in the lower jaw. The fourth tooth on each side of the bottom jaw is larger than the other teeth and is visible when the mouth is closed.

Source Angelfire.com

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Hi Carl,
A nice capture of this Australian saltwater crocodile. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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