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Where's Mum?

Saltwater crocodile female hiding in nest wallow

This month's picture comes from Garry Lindner, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. It's a little different from the usual pictures featured here because there is no obvious crocodile in it! If you look carefully, however, you'll see that there is in fact a crocodile featured in the photograph.

This female is guarding her nest, which was found on the East Alligator River in March 2006. The nest was active with quite a few eggs present. Sitting on top of a nest in the hot sun is not good for a crocodile, though, which is why she has constructed a wallow surrounding the nest. Here she can guard the nest from the best position while still remaining cool. Although you can't tell from the photograph, she is around 8 feet long.

Don't forget to check out the winner of the 2005 Pic of the Year competition!

Would you like to enter your best photograph as a potential Pic of the Month? Send it to me and I'll include the best here each month. Each year I run a competition where the best photograph each year is awarded an Ilfochrome print. This year there will be a special prize to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this website. The only criteria for submitting a photograph is this: it must capture the attention.


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