…when they’re crocodiles.
Most of these photos were taken at the Mary River up in the Northern Territory. This stretch of water has one of the highest densities of estuarine crocodiles in the world. All of this speaks to the remarkable conservation success with crocodiles. It also says something about the remarkable resilience of these animals as well. They’re survived ice ages, the great KT extinction and human hunting that (in Australia) took them down to about 5% of their pre-harvest levels.
Most of these were taken on a small boat, which kind of reminds me, one of the scariest phrases you can hear while out photographing crocodiles is “Hey, where did that 4 metre crocodile go?”