A prey's eye view of a basking Morelet's crocodile. As in the previous picture, the lack of teeth at the front of this animal's mouth can be seen (the result of an injury, most likely). Morelet's are still relatively poorly understood animals, in terms of their biology and ecology. They are unique in being the only crocodile species in the New World (the Americas) which build a mound nest, and not a hole nest. This may be due to differences in habitat and season (i.e. availability of materials).
Photograph © John White
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