|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Crocodiles are amphibious reptiles which hunt prey both on land and in water. Previous refractive and anatomical studies have suggested that their eyes can focus objects in air and that their ability to refocus the eye underwater may be limited. Examination of the plane of focus of six species of crocodiles both in air and underwater has revealed that they are generally well focused in air for distant targets and severely defocused underwater. These results suggest that sensory systems other than vision must play an important role in prey capture underwater.|
This was captured in Chennai Crocodile Bank which is the brainchild of herpetologist Romulus Whitaker. This is of a juvenile (about 2 ft in length) marsh crocodile which was hand held for me by a friend of mine who is working there as research intern.
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- [2008-10-10 7:37]
great detail of the eye, good composition. how could you go this close, its scarry. your notes are interesting and educative. tfs.
classy shot..very nicely detailed.
like the pov and the compo...