Upper body and relatively slender head of the Orinoco crocodile. The normal olive colour of this species isn't visible from this photograph, where the animal is covered with dried mud and algae. The Orinoco crocodile is one of the most critically endangered of all crocodilian species, particularly given its very limited distribution (i.e. vulnerable to habitat change) and illegal demand for its skin which is more suitable as leather than sympatrically occurring caimans.
Photograph © Adam Britton
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