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Salt-water Crocodile in Kakadu An almost legendary species and one of the few known to actually stalk humans - I had always wanted to see one and we saw several from our boat on a Billabomng tour - a dream come true! Australia,Crocodylus porosus,Geotagged,Kakadu,Saltwater crocodile,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Salt-water Crocodile in Kakadu

An almost legendary species and one of the few known to actually stalk humans - I had always wanted to see one and we saw several from our boat on a Billabomng tour - a dream come true!

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  1. Oh my goodness, they get huge! Much as I too would like to see one, I think I would be just a bit terrified! Posted 4 months ago
    1. I would have been terrified if I had been in the water, but in the boat I felt perfectly safe. Had one attacked the boat, though, I might have felt differently as they can be really huge as you say. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Extraordinary species, and you captured it in spectacular detail!
    A year or two ago I saw an interesting documentary about crocodiles (could be another species), showing their soft side, how protective and caring they are for their young. One daring move was for the reporter to actually dive in a river to visit their nest, for the first time revealing this caring behavior. He justified this risky move by the fact that crocodiles have really poor vision under water. Apart from swimming in unclear water, they have a protective lid covering their eyes under water, blurring vision even more.
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. I think that I have seen the same show - how the mother carries the babies in her jaws from the nest to the water. I believe that they showed American or Nile Crocodiles. I trust the wildlife experts to know what they are doing when filming, but "Salties" have a really evil reputation and actually getting into the water with them (their element, not ours) would seem a bit too much of a risk to me. Posted 4 months ago

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The saltwater crocodile , also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world. Males of this species can reach sizes up to at least 6.30 m and possibly up to 7.0 m in length. However, an adult male saltwater crocodile rarely reaches or exceeds a size of 6 m weighing 1,000 to 1,200 kg . Females are much smaller and often do not surpass.. more

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Uploaded May 14, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2011 10:07 in Patonga, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO125
  • 144.622mm