Crocodylus niloticus Nile Crocodile
Finch Hatton's tented camp, Tsavo West National Park, KenyaJuly 9, 2000
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Finch Hatton's is scenically located around a series of ponds full of crocodiles, hippos, and turtles. This small crocodile, maybe 3 feet long, napped on the shore near our tent. At night we watched it patrol the pond via flashlight.
Mara river, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, KenyaJuly 18, 2000
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
The Mara river is chock-full of large crocodiles waiting for some silly wildebeest to try to migrate across. We were not fortunate enough to see a crossing (or a chomping), but we did see plenty o' well-fed crocs.
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