Head of a small juvenile Cuvier's dwarf caiman, floating at the water's surface. This is the typical crocodilian pose in the water, although the position of the body underneath the water can vary tremendously. The head always stay motionless, unless the crocodile is swimming of course. One of the first things that a juvenile will do when entering the water is assume this position. You can see that all the major senses are deployed: ears, eyes, nostrils, and even sense organs along the jaws (which are barely visible as small, black dots).
Photograph © John White
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