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Little Snappers by asymons Little Snappers by asymons
...two little baby "Freshwater Crocodiles" .... also known out here as "freshies"or even more commonly known as "quick....get the hell outta here!!!" :-)

...kinda cute, aren't they!

Why do Crocodiles Sit with their Mouths Open
Crocodiles, like all reptiles, have a skin covered in scales. This skin is designed to hold IN moisture, and to lessen heat loss. They are ectothermic (cold blooded) and therefore derive their body temperature from the surrounding air. As a result, they bring their temperature up by basking in the sun or absorbing it from warmed surfaces like rocks. They do not have sweat glands. If a Crocodile gets too warm, it can only reduce it's temperature in three ways: get in the shade; get in the water; or sit quietly with its mouth wide open. The body heat therefore is lost through the soft, moist skin of the mouth and tongue

i'm going to try and get acquainted with groups and contests here and try to re-familiarise myself with dA....so i'm going to try to enter this in a contest at :iconphotographic-animals:

<[link]> (i can't remember any of the coding any more!!!) :doh:
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Nikon D300S
Focal Length 125.00mm
1/30s
f/5.6
ISO 360


Safe and Happy New Year to all my long lost dA friends :heart:
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
it's sad that not everyone has the gift to see the beauty in the beast
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JulieBales Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Hello !
Your photo is featured here : [link] :)
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asymons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
thanks so much for the feature.. much appreciated :hug:
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JulieBales Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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JulieBales Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Hello !
Your photo is featured here : [link] :)
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chessy-pie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Artist
featured here! [link]
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asymons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
thanks so much for the feature.. much appreciated :hug:
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chessy-pie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Artist
no worries!
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FantasticFennec Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Has been featured here [link]
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asymons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
thanks so much for the feature.. much appreciated :hug:
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