Caption: Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) standing on all fours before entering the water,
Nyamithi Pan, Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. An adult Nile crocodile can weigh 500 to 600 kilograms (1,100 to 1,300 lbs)and a large one, when
standing on all fours, will reach up to man’s waist.
© Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi); Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom;
Focal Length: 240mm; Shutter speed: 1/500; Aperture: f8; ISO: 800
Location: Ndumo Game Reserve is situated in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, close to the border between South Africa and Mozambique.
The reserve, covering about 9 000 hectares, is renowned for its magnificent bird life and boasts the highest bird count in South Africa with some 430 species.
Visitors to Ndumo can enjoy a number of attractive pans fringed with yellow fever trees and reedbeds, while the
surrounding acacia savannah, thick bush and sand forests provide ample opportunities to view the extensive wildlife.
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