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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Never smile at a Costa Rican crocodile

Tortuguero in Costa Rica is a paradise for those hoping to see diverse wildlife. It is located in a remote area accessible only by boat or plane. It gets so much rain here that there are numerous interlocking canals. We took a boat ride along some of them and came across this crocodile lurking close to the shoreline.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Cheryl Carnivale