It was a short and surprising moment when I realized this three meter long American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in front of me. No time for fears, because I wanted to capture the beast. By the way: Through my viewfinder it looks much smaller. That helps a lot.

Cuba, Island, Caribbean, Caribbean Sea

Canon EOS 5D MK II, 4.0/17-40mm in Seacam housing, Seaflash, 1/200s, f10, ISO 100

Croc with diver
Croc close up
Croc with open jaw

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Comments

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    crikey norbert, i thought u were crazy .. now i know ! magical pic !!!

  • Thank you Dean.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 2 years ago

    Oh wow, look at that! Saltie’s obviously wanting to take advantage of you with UR camera!
    Look at that glistening TEETHY SMILE! What a charmer you must be, LOL.
    I’m sure Saltie would be so proud of the results too. 8 )

  • Very friendly Kerry. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • NickMonk
    NickMonkover 2 years ago

    Looks like you stunned the sh!t out of him with your flash – may have saved your life Norbert!

  • I never had problems with dangerous animals. Thank you Nick.

    – Norbert Probst

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    wow Norbert, holy heck mate!!! There’s no way I’d get in the water with this fella!! lol…Fantastic capture, you are one cool cat!! :)

  • Thank you Karen. I saw it two times without any problems.

    – Norbert Probst

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    hope it’s ok, I shared this on FB :)

  • That’s O.K.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    Oh, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! My goodness… that’ll make your ticker go!!! How scary!!!!!!!!!!

  • The picture looks more scary than reality ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • jules572
    jules572over 2 years ago

    This is one adventure you surely won’t forget Norbert. These prehistoric beasts show no mercy to humans….Jules…Favour

  • You are right. it was a very impressive and memorable moment.

    – Norbert Probst

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 2 years ago

    I live many kilometers from bodies of water… but I may yet have difficulty sleeping tonight. Awesome shot, and kudos on the bravery (LOL – re – lens making everything smaller!)

  • Thank you Berndt. I never have dreamed about this creature

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Wow! Amazing shot….

  • Thank you John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Fantastic, my first thought would have been to get out!
    Glad you got the shot and not a bite!

  • Thanks Gary. I was never thinking about to get out of the water, and I am happy that I’ve got this shot.

    – Norbert Probst

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