Tagged: crocodile

Through the looking glass: Fossils reveal a Miocene Wonderland at St Bathans - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Nic Rawlence Mar 19, 2018

It’s the height of the Central Otago summer – barren, dry and dusty. Driving down the gravel road to St Bathans, we’re travelling back in time, down the rabbit hole to a world long gone. Only ghosts remain of this lost world and that’s what we’ve come here to find. The fossilised bones of a myriad of animals dating back … Read More

10 Facts About Crocodiles - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jun 02, 2016

As possibly the only New Zealander to be a member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, it seemed timely to introduce a few facts about crocodiles. All photos below were taken with me during work (except for the alligator at the bottom) in the Northern Territory of Australia.  I had lookouts to help take the photos… The Estuarine crocodile is … Read More

You can’t have too much of a good thing - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 10, 2010

…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 … Read More

Today’s crocodile photo - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 29, 2010

Sometimes it’s good to remember that some endangered species have made a very good recovery. The Estuarine crocodile- sometimes called the saltie in Australia- has sustained large increases in population in Papua New Guinea and Australia since the 1980s.  This species is the largest of all the crocodilian species still extant. Clicking the image will bring up a … Read More