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Nile Crocodile, Front-on View

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Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) front-on view
Caption: Front-on view of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) lying at full stretch, St Lucia Crocodile Centre, 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: 105mm; Shutter speed: 1/400; Aperture: f8; ISO: 400

Location: The St Lucia Crocodile Centre, administered by conservation body Ezemvelo-KZN Wildlife, is situated nearby the small town of St Lucia in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.,

The centre has on display the three African species of crocodile, the Nile, Long-snouted and Dwarf crocodile, with some of the largest specimens in South Africa found in the various enclosures. Illustrated crocodile exhibits give visitors a fascinating insight into the lives of these amazing reptiles.

The nearby St Lucia Estuary is one of the focal tourism spots of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. The park comprises a number of conservation areas, the oldest of which is the St Lucia Game Reserve, established in 1895.

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