Fairly often you wouldn’t consider Singapore and crocodiles being collectively, provided that Singapore is a cosmopolitan metropolis of just about 6 million folks, full of skyscrapers, buying malls, and excessive rise flats. However sure, crocodiles are native to Singapore and you may normally spot them lurking within the northern nature reserve of Sungei Buloh.
The crocodiles present in Singapore are the estuarine or saltwater crocodile which may develop as much as 5 meters and weigh greater than 1,000 kg. That stated, they’re the biggest predator on the island and may simply chomp down on any unlucky animal, or human that will get in it’s approach. Properly, I’ve by no means heard of anybody getting bitten, killed or eaten by a crocodile in Singapore earlier than.
I’ve tried to identify these crocodiles earlier than at Sungei Buloh however with out luck. However this journey would show to be my fortunate day, as I managed to identify at the least 4 crocodiles in a single morning.
Wild crocodiles aren’t going to be simply mendacity there ready so that you can take their images. So it’s a must to attempt to spot them of their ordinary hangout which is normally within the water’s edge close to the shore, the place they lie in wait to ambush their prey.
Whereas I had glad my search to identify crocodiles that morning, I managed to run into different reptilian kinfolk of the crocs.
All these images have been taken with my 100-400mm telephoto lens which allowed me to be additional away from the animals. Being wild animals, it’s finest to maintain your distance from them, particularly in the event that they really feel threatened by your presence and may assault abruptly.