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Photograph by Michael Nichols

Only days old, a Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eyes its new world in a Loango creek. Nichols spent three days photographing the hatchlings from a boat. "They were so young," he said, "they hadn't learned fear yet." The mother croc stayed out of sight. "The adults split as soon as they see a human," Nichols said.

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Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type:  Ektachrome 100
Lens: 180mm f/2.8 macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: I tried not to scare the subject.


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