I had the good fortune to visit Zambia recently and spent time photographing the wildlife along the Zambesi River. Here are 3 of a series of 16 shots of this croc as it headed for the river. In spite of their size and short legs, they are incredibly fast. I started shooting at 10 fps when the croc raised up and started to run. By frame 16, it was halfway submerged. Taken with a D4 and 70-200 at 1/2000, f/5.6 and auto ISO. Richard
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These are very unusual wildlife shots, but nevertheless a very fine series of photos of the crocodile. My favourite is the first one, because of the nice light, the action and the beautiful colours. Your composition also works very well.
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You are very lucky to get these action shots during our visit to Kenya in June, we saw 3 of them basking in the sun but never mooed a bit even after 40 mins. I agree about the first pic. but I love the nose hitting the water in the 3rd along with sand being kicked up, there is a sence of speed in this. TFS
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He makes our Florida Alligators look meek! The first image makes him appear powerful and dominate-- a real top of the food chain guy. The pose, the look and the light make me think power and danger. I really like this shot. #1.
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Dave, Don, Priest, Scotty and Marsel: thanks to each of you for looking and commenting. The light hitting the croc and the dust it made makes #1 standout from the rest. I like the others as well, but #1 will be printed. Marsel, from looking at your PDF and video I'm guessing you stay at Old Mondoro, Chiawa and/or Sausage Tree. Am I close? I was at Chiawa. Richard