Cold Blooded Predator by Jill Fisher

Close up of a large salt water crocodile (scientific name Crocodylus), Queensland Australia, the closest I’ve ever been to a croc and I thought he was beautiful. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm L IS lens. CLICK ON PIC TO VIEW LARGE.
They first appeared during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago.

Crocodiles are very fast over short distances, even out of water. Since they feed by grabbing and holding onto their prey, they have evolved sharp teeth for tearing and holding onto flesh, and powerful muscles to close the jaws and hold them shut. These jaws can bite down with immense force, by far the strongest bite of any animal. The jaws are opened, however, by a very weak set of muscles.

My favourite artist, Vincent Van Gogh once said “the way to know life is to love many things” and I hope those words are reflected in my photography.

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  • jammingene
    jammingenealmost 3 years ago

    Great shot!!!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Jill Fisher

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    5 July 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Nice smile ;-)

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  • Ha, yes he does, perfect teeth;))

    – Jill Fisher

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAalmost 3 years ago

    I know the alligator very well. As we caught them we would tape there mout shut but the tail is also a weapon. It can break your leg. US Fish & Wildlife. I have a picture of one on here that we caught and moved to another area. It was common work for me. This one creature you have to respect as he can out run you on land.

  • They are such fascinating creatures and prehistoric …I witnessed a huge croc take down an adult zebra in the wilds of Africa recently, they are so powerful and yes you have to respect them for sure Tom!

    – Jill Fisher

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Jill …. that is way too close!!!! Excellent close up capture though.

  • Yes, very close, it was such a thrill though Christina, thanks for your comment, cheers

    – Jill Fisher

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