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Julie was almost lunch

Julie was almost lunch
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-06
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-11-05 7:25
Viewed: 1152
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was walking about one mile along the beach in Mexico, where there was no-one around. I came across what I thought was a LOG ! It wasn't until I got pretty close that I realized it was a crocodile.... I've never seen one the beach !

In the workshop, I will post a few pics of this guy, as he walked back into the ocean.

The largest crocodile species is saltwater crocodile
A crocodile can swim at speeds of up to 30kph(18mph)-and even faster if it's chasing prey or escaping danger.Crocodiles are superb swimmers.They hold their powerful tails to propel themselves through water.They use back feet as rudders to steer left and right
Crocodiles can run up to 10mph on land.
Crocodiles live up to 70 years..
Crocodiles can reach 15 feet in length and weigh 2,000 lbs..
Crocodiles’ vertical pupils can open up wide to allow them to see in the dark. (Alligators have this feature as well.).

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It does look like this dude is pretending to be a log! Got close to gators covered with water lily when I live in New Orleans but this guy is scarier. Awesome capture with sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-11-05 7:57]

Two crocodiles on one day, imposing animal, it posed beautifully for you, excellent shot, great sharpness and details
regards Ryszard

salut julie,
brillent et menaçant
joli présentation

Hello Julie

I have never seen an Alligator on the beach, thank goodness. Nice capture in the wild. A very rare occurrence I would suspect. Awesome sharpness and composition.


Hello Julie, a superb close up of the crocodile, but if it had been me, I would have been running away!That green eye is looking straight at you I am sure.
The detail is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards Jean.

Ciao Julie, great caspture of fantastic creature, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-11-05 13:01]

I would imagine"That Moment" of recognition must have been a tiny bit scary Julie? Anyway you sure composed yourself quickly,as is obvious with this clear,detailed & sharp image of this resting crocodile,glad neither of you came in harms way....Cheers...Ron

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-11-05 15:52]

Impressive capture of the business end of this croc.


Hi Julie,
Well you know the saying ..." great minds - never mind the other part"
Great you did not get too close, when they get moving they are fast and deadly.Great details and interesting reflections.He has already spotted you. Nice natural presentation.

Boa tarde Julie,
What danger you ran. Do not ever confuse this with a trunk brought by the tide...
Excellent sharpness and everything else that makes this a great picture.

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