Plate 62, 18x27
This fellow seems startling, powerful and very unique in this picture, mainly because he is the subject. Actually, many of these eight to nine foot crocodiles are quite common and not that out of sight in this part of Africa.
I will never really know for sure if he would have liked to be friends, or even that we might get to know each other a little bit. When he first saw me, he seemed to focus on me and my camera. He just stopped and seemed to study. He did not move away or even move around. He was not perfectly still, but he remained. He almost seemed content. He almost seemed interested.