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Young Nile Crocodile Partly Submerged

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Close up of young Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Caption: Close-up of young Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) lying partly submerged, Crocodile Centre, Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT); Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephto Zoom; Focal Length: 400mm; Shutter speed: 1/250; Aperture: f8; ISO: 400

Location: Situated near the small holiday town of St Lucia in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, the St Lucia Crocodile Centre gives visitors the chance of seeing all the African species of crocodile -- the Nile, Long-snouted and Dwarf crocodile. Some of the largest crocodiles in South Africa can be found in the enclosures. There are also educational crocodile exhibits portraying the lives of these fascinating reptiles.

The nearby St Lucia Estuary is one of the focal points for tourists visiting the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.

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