Sunday, October 18, 2009

Crocodile lurking below

I took this photo exactly 12 seconds after the photo of the bird posted yesterday (as shown by the time data of my digital camera). With a crocodile like this lurking in the water, it is smart for the bird to be very careful when walking on the branch that extends over the water.

During a wildlife boat trip in Palo Verde National Park recently when this photo was taken, we saw dozens of crocodiles, all from the safety of a boat.

Today is Sunday, so we have again posted new photos on Viva la Voyage, our travel photo site. This week we are featuring photos of Papeeta, Tahiti. If you have not stayed in an over-water bungalow, come visit the website and enjoy the view.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

At least it's still in the water. I imagined it rising out toward the bird.

Sharon said...

So it's a good thing to be afraid of the water!

Jarart said...

It is well camouflaged in the murky water. At first glance it looked like a log. I guess the bird knows better.

Lilli & Nevada said...

great capture

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, rather scary for the bird!

glenda said...

Commenting in re. to brattcat's comment. I wonder if a cocodile would leap up to capture a bird hanging out over the water? That would be a Geographics Moment.

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