If you’ve ever lived in or visited the Southeastern United States, you likely have spotted a crocodile in person. Feared by man, wrangled by few, these apex predators are largely misunderstood. We scoured the web to find some of the coolest, most fascinating photos of these ancient reptiles. We think you’ll agree that these are some of the craziest crocodiles you’ll find online.
1. It’s Just a Prank
Starting out on a funny note, check out this incredibly realistic remote-control crocodile head. Imagine being pranked with one of these when you’re least expecting it! With the beady yellow eyes, even the bravest swimmer would be spooked.
2. Snorkeling With Crocs
It takes some guts and maybe even a little stupidity to get close to a crocodile or alligator unless you’re properly trained. Check out how close this diver got to an American crocodile in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico.
3. Say Cheese!
You must stop at the Tarcoles River’s crocodile bridge if you want to see crocodiles in Costa Rica. Because of the crocs, this river is among the most well-known in the nation. This one is grinning at all the friendly visitors!
4. Absolute Legend
If there’s one person in all of history that’s associated with crocodiles, it’s Steve Irwin. The late crocodile hunter is so beloved all over the world that several people are demanding his smiling face to be on the $5 note in the United Kingdom!
5. A Tasty Snack
Because they must feed like other wild animals, jaguars frequently prey on crocodiles and alligators. They can also hunt stronger animals like crocs because they are powerful attack predators.
6. Lyle, Lyle
Lyle is a famous crocodile from a beloved children’s book. Said book is now becoming a major motion picture and we can’t wait to see it! It’s starring singer Shawn Mendes and talented actor Javier Bardem.
7. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
If you’re fishing in crocodile-infested water, it’s crucial to always be aware of what’s going on around you. This angler was dragging a fish across the sandy shore when a basking crocodile took it as a chance to get an easy lunch.
8. Absolutely Astonishing
The famous saltwater crocodiles of Australia may be seen up close and personal at Crocosaurus Cove, which is in the center of Darwin. This tourist got an incredibly personal encounter with the ferocious predator!
9. Jumpin’ Croc
This photo was taken during a trip up to Windjana gorge for an annual freshwater croc population assessment research trip in Kimberley, Western Australia during a release. Check out how high this reptile can toss its entire body off the ground!
10. A Beloved Friend
In January 2019, “Gangaram,” a 130-year-old crocodile who never charged at the villagers and only consumed their food, passed away. Over 500 people attended his burial, and no stoves were lit that day.
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