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Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) standing up to enter water
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. ʩ 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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