We had been trying to see the gharials for 2 days - we had got to the usual 'haul-out' spot by river on two occasions but didn't get any shots as they all took off as we approached. This shot was taken on the road ou of the park as we were laeving. We stopped on a bridge and were able to set up ans wait for them to emerge - it was really weird as the first thing you were able to see were the 'bubble eyes' sticking out of the water. The Lodge staff obvoiusly knew about the spot, but preferred to give a sense of adventure by drifting past the other place in a boat - however, for photography this was a much better place. I just wish I had been digital at the time!
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