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American Crocodile

Crocodylus acutus

Description:

Crocodile tears? First: photo: eye wide open. Second photo: eye open but covered by nictitating membrane. Third photo: eye closed.

Habitat:

Mangrove swamp

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25 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Satyen, Michael Edward and Mayra Springmann.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Great!!

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward 8 years ago

Great that you caught the nicitating membrane (think that is what it's called) over the eye.

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward 8 years ago

Really nice series. Love series shots. Particularly like face and eye shots. This is a great one.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wonderful series Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Aaron, Noel and Martin.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

I wouldn't trust a crocodile even with tears. Great shot Luis. I heard that only marine animals produce tears (and the main function is for salt regulation). Humans retain this ability, now used for communication of emotion but it lends credibility to the aquatic theory of human origins.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Beautiful photos and series Luis!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Wonderful closeups! Simply beautiful.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Michael, Karen and Jeannette

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Cool series :)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome series Luis!

Fantastic series!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Kranti

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome !

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you again Telse, Karen, Leanne, Reiko and Carol for your kind words.

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 8 years ago

Awesome Luis!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wow! This is croc-tastic Luis! :)

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Awesome

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

I meant YOU'RE welcome Luis.
Geez..... sometimes the English language can screw with ones head!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Your welcome Luis. Your photography skills are truly remarkable.
You should hit National Geographic up for a job! :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Cindy and Telse

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Wow! So beautiful Luis! Look @ those eyes!

Wonderful series!

LuisStevens
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Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2013

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