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Portrait of a killer

Ozzie_Traveller

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G'day all

Visiting a local wildlife park, this fella was out sunning himself. About 35yrs old and 4m / 12ft long he was minding his own business until the keeper arrived with some food. Instantly the croc's tail swung sideways violently - a trick we were told to knock their prey onto the ground - but the keeper was further away than the croc's tail reached. Still it was frightening to watch the jaws swinging around to grab onto whatever had (not) been knocked to the ground

exif- Panny FZ-2500; 1/500s x F4,5; 20x zoom / 480mm FFequiv

It was also pointed out to visitors all the croc's sensory / nerve endings around the jaw. These are to detect any movement or vibrations and can detect those vibrations under water for up to 75metres away from the animal. In the image, these are all the dark spots lining the skin of the jaws


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Phil
 

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Excellent shot and impressive teeth.
 

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Glad you were at 480mm :)
 

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Ah, yes I wouldn't want to swim in his water :)
 

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Nice pets you have down there, Phil.
 
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