Monday, November 2, 2009

Crocodile thrashing

The crocodiles that I have shown on this website have generally been rather still. I therefore decided today to show a crocodile in motion. I realize that you can't see very much of him, as he has kicked up a splash that has obscured the view of him as he lunged and spun in the water. A portion of his back is visible to the side of the splash. I stayed safely in the boat.

I once leaned over the edge of the boat so I could get an angle shooting up at a crocodile on the river bank and he darted into the water so close that he spattered me with mud. He surprised me with how fast he moved. The splash of the water in this photo gives an indication of the speed and force of crocodiles when the move in the water.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

This is far spookier than any of the Halloween shots! Thanks always, Dave, for your visits and comments. I'm going to comment on your question about today's post if you'd like to come back and check out the answer.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

that is a big splash. I would not want to go into a death roll with a crocodile under that water.

Sharon said...

That had to be startling to watch. I guess that speed is how they are able to grab their prey.

Jarart said...

Sometimes in our quest for the best shot we do things that we probably shouldn't. This would be a bit frightening to see in person.

Jilly said...

Scary creatures. You are brave. I read about a Brit journalist missing in Costa Rica - in fact in Tamarindo. News of him?

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