Never smile at a crocodile

by David Swatton September. 08, 2008 3630 views

Never smile at a crocodile,
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile,
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin,
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile,
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile,
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day,
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile.

From “Peter Pan”.

All taken on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana…. they were EVERYWHERE! Please enlarge all for full smiley snappiness!

Come closer, deary!

The green-eyed monster which doth mock that meat it feeds on…

Fish supper

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Chantal 9 years ago

Nice shots!! really beautifull!

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Japarker 9 years ago

Yikes! love 1 and 5

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 9 years ago


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David Cardona 9 years ago

Impressive work! Thanks for sharing!

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Jacki 9 years ago

Such awful animals! And so sad that so many people die from them in Africa. GREAT shots however!

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Frenchies 9 years ago

Awesome catch !!!

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Keeyo 9 years ago

Superb pics - you were lucky to have made it back...!

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Marcin Pawlas 9 years ago

whoa, this eye is sceary :)

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Roberto 9 years ago


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Nãºria 9 years ago

Wow! #3 is scary, how close did you have to get to take this one?

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Madrey 9 years ago

GREAT shots!! I love #3!!

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Peregol 9 years ago

Great captures

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Storytaylor 9 years ago

impressive. a great journey you’ve done. fantastic catches

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Riyaz 9 years ago

wow! these are superb! Great set! Reminds me of the Crocs of the Ngurumeti River in Tanzania! They have a real feast once a year during the wilberbeast migration!

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Pete 9 years ago

You are a brave man
Not going to mention the alternative ;-)
Great photo set
I like #3

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