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Bad Camouflage - Caimán Yacaré


Bad Camouflage - Caimán Yacaré
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Camouflage, Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-07 15:16
Viewed: 5399
Points: 8
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Caiman yacare (DAUDIN, 1802)

COMMON NAMES:
Yacare caiman, Paraguayan caiman, Red caiman, Piranha caiman, Coscarudo, Yacare de Hocico, Angosto, Yacare negro, Southern spectacled caiman, Angosto, Caimán del Paraguay, caimán yacaré, Jacaré, Jacarétinga, Jacará de lunetos, lagarto, tinga, yacare, yacaré

NAME ETYMOLOGY:
Caiman is a Spanish term for "alligator" or any crocodilian
Yacare refers to Jacaré (or Yacaré) which is a regional term for "alligator"

HABITAT:
Argentina (north), Brazil (south), Bolivia (south), Paraguay. Found in a variety of habitat types, similar to Caiman crocodilus - wetlands, rivers and lakes. Often associated with floating mats of vegetation. Has the southernmost distribution of all caimans

SUMMARY: Estimated wild population: 100,000 to 200,000. Depleted compared with historical populations, but still widely distributed and often occurring at very high densities during the dry season

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Hello Radu what a dangerous photo! I am glad we don't have such animals here in Holland :-)
Very nice photo, maybe the photo was a little better if the mouth had some more space at the right and that the claw was completely on the photo.
TFS, Jan-arie

Very cute picture of this Cayman.
Yep, he surely has selected the wrong leaves to cover his self :)
I like the POV and the amibuous light.
TFS
Alex

This is a very cool photo!!!!
Christan

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
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This is really funny :o) Did you put these leaves on him? (ok let's not use the verb "put" but maybe "throw"?) :o)))
TFS

Hi Radu,

I have often seen animals emerging from rivers/waterholes with stuff, which floated on the surface, ''decorating'' their face.

TFS

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