An adult New Guinea crocodile submerged in a pool. This species typically spends most of its time in the water, although usually the eyes and nostrils are exposed above the surface. When out of water, they remain in shaded and heavily vegetated areas. Being a more aquatic species, the New Guinea crocodile is particularly adapted to underwater locomotion - the tail providing power and most of the steering, while legs are also used as rudders.
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