Croc photos

Here are just some photos of Nile crocodiles!

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is the second largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).

The Nile crocodile is quite widespread throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as larger rivers, lakes, estuaries and marshes. Isolated populations also exist in Madagascar.

On average, the adult male Nile crocodile is between 3 and 5 m (10 ft and 16.5 ft) in length and weighs 200 to 725 kg (440 to 1,600 lb). However, specimens exceeding 6 m (20 ft) in length have been recorded.

The Nile crocodile is an ambush predator that can wait for hours and even days for the suitable moment to attack. Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. 

The Nile crocodile is one of the most dangerous species of crocodile and is responsible for hundreds of human deaths every year.


0516A43-10516A43-1Nile crocodiles - Crocodylus niloticus

0491A03-10491A03-1Nile crocodile tails - Crocodylus niloticus

0516A47-30516A47-3Nile crocodile - Crocodylus niloticus

0516A36-30516A36-3Nile crocodiles - Crocodylus niloticus


0516A41-20516A41-2Nile crocodile - Crocodylus niloticus

0516A25-10516A25-1Nile crocodile - Crocodylus niloticus

0491A34-40491A34-4Nile crocodile teeth - Crocodylus niloticus


0491A31-30491A31-3Nile crocodile skin - Crocodylus niloticus


 


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