You can see how easy it would be to not spot one of these lurking in your path! And I only just realised that there is another one on the right hand side – you can just see it’s open jaws above the log.
I took this on the Katherine River in the Nitmiluk National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. We were almost at the end of the cruise and bemoaning the fact we hadn’t seen any crocs when Manuel, our skipper, spotted this one and pulled us in as close as he could.
Photo Sony DSC R1 in aperture priority at f8 and ISO of 200


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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Peter, I would have been long gone lol, hugs Ann

  • Hi Ann and many thanks. I think these were the freshwater variety – relatively harmless!
    Take care

    – georgieboy98

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelabout 4 years ago

    Yayks… have captured 2 of them :oD

    Great shot, Peter.

    Hope all is well :o)

  • Thanks Els. These were the only ones we saw in the entire two hour river cruise. Mind you I don’t know how many saw US!!
    Take care

    – georgieboy98

  • saxonfenken
    saxonfenkenabout 4 years ago

    Good of the skipper to look after you, they seem to camouflage themselves very well. good catch Peter.

  • Thanks Ken. He – the skipper not the croc – had to endure a few jokes about being Manuel from Barcelona but no doubt he gets that with every cruise he takes! LOL

    – georgieboy98

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Just soaking up the rays Man. LOL. Nice capture Pete.

  • Thanks pal. I don’t know how our skipper spotted them – I certainly didn’t see them until we were almost up to the log! LOL

    – georgieboy98

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