Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans, and Gharials — Crocodilian Facts And Images (10 Friday Photos)

Published on June 14th, 2013 | by

June 14th, 2013 by

Crocodilians — crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans — are some of the most successful predators on the planet, as well as being very interesting looking. They possess an impressive array of “super-sensory” adaptations that make them very effective hunters within their preferred habitats. They are also some of my “favorite” animals — meaning that their hunting spirit and ability, as well as their preferred methods, are something that I can appreciate.

For those that have not had the good fortune of growing up around these animals, I present you with these 10 images. Enjoy. 🙂

Nile Crocodiles

Image Credit: Nile Crocodile via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Nile Crocodile via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Nile Crocodile Versus Wildebeest  via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Nile Crocodile Versus Wildebeest via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Nile Croc Ambush Wildebeest via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Nile Croc Ambush Wildebeest via Flickr CC

Caiman

Image Credit: Jacaré via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Jacaré via Flickr CC


American Alligators

Image Credit: Alligator Crossing Road via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Alligator Crossing Road via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Otter Versus Small Gator via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Otter Versus Small Gator via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Alligator Get-Together via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Alligator Get-Together via Flickr CC

Gharial

Image Credit: Gharial via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Gharial via Flickr CC

Saltwater Crocodiles

Image Credit: Saltwater Crocodile via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Saltwater Crocodile via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Saltwater Crocodile Open Mouth via Flickr CC
Image Credit: Saltwater Crocodile Open Mouth via Flickr CC

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