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Close Up Crocodile Photos

Updated on July 11, 2011

Crocodiles in Australia

Have you ever seen a crocodile close up that wasn't in a cage ? The first time you come across a crocodile as you are strolling along the banks of a river is quite an amazing time .

Sure we had seen crocodiles along the Geike Gorge safely from the boat tour , had even touched one that was in a caged envioroment yet this was diferent with no water or cage between me and the crocodile !

Yesterday while out in our tinny on the Ord River I saw eyes peeping out of the water at me close by and disapear fast . As we had been told they pop up about every 5 minutes I kept an eye out & sure enough there it came again, this time a bit further away !

Monster Crocodile

Close enough

Like my friend ?
Like my friend ?

Close up Shots !

Freshwater Crocodiles

We are mainly getting close to freshwater crocodiles at the moment & they are only found in the provinces of Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia in Australia where we are at the moment .

They are found predominately in freshwater lakes, billabongs, swamps, rivers, creeks, and wetlands, although not by choice. The Australian saltwater crocodile keeps them out of more saline (salty) areas by outcompeting them. However, when this species was near extinction Australian freshwater crocodiles could be found in saltwater. Today, they are found mainly in freshwater and brackish areas. They are not fussy over water, and will live in muddy, clear, fast, still, deep, or shallow water. After the rainy season they move to more permanent areas of water that will not dry up in the dry season, and will rarely eat and hardly grow until they return at the start of the next rainy season.

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Malcom Douglas Wilderness Park

As you drive into Broome 16 k's out you will come across the Malcom Douglas Wildlife Park which is well worth a visit as it is a pleasant walk around winding paths shaded by amazing trees as you look into the billabongs where over 200 crocodiles live .

As you stroll along the paths you will also enjoy seeing dingos , Barking Owls, Kangaroos and plenty more wildlife to see up close .

There are crocodiles that are being looked after like Chomp , One eye, Mauler , all names that make you glad they are on the other side of the fence !

Jaws of Life

Walk on in !
Walk on in !

Crocodiles up close !

Feeding time !
Feeding time !

Worlds largest Crocodile

Crocodiles at Windjama Gorge WA

Crocodile close up !

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      While my Jeep will fair well in down under...I hope this hub is the closest I ever get to one of these creatures :)

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      what an interesting hub! thanks!

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit + the vote ! I love seeing the crocodiles more than I imagined I would - keep a safe distance tho !

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      markbennis 5 years ago

      Wow! I can’t get over the size of that Croc in the first image, just amazing? You could fit that man just in its mouth alone, incredible.

      Voting this one up and gave it a tweet on Twitter.

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks !They do that a lot . I was on the lake here on a ski paddle and one jumped off the little Island in front of me . I managed to not fall off !

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Thanks for publishing this! That photo of the one leaping out of the water must have been terrifying! I certainly would have been scared!

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! There are a lot of crocodiles here so I am sure a few wouldn't be missed lol!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      I always thought crocodiles would be trouble makers. I haven't got over to Broome yet, but i've heard many good reports. My wife is owl crazy, and she heard a barking owl at our weekender in East Warburton a few months ago.

      It must have been a shock seeing that croc, and it was brave of you to get a photo. My wife needs a new purse and matching hand bag, so i was wondering if...........Cheers

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Great crocodile photos! Coming from the UK it is awesome to see crocs up close in the wild when you are in Australia and I got some good shots of the jumping crocodiles in the Adelaide River in the NT.

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      BlissfulWriter 6 years ago

      Wow. Amazing photos.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Animals can sense when we, humans, are frightened on them. Crocodiles act on instinct (survival of the fittest), so they eat everything, not to mention their huge sizes during adult stage.

      Anyways, thanks for sharing!!!!

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      William Elliott 6 years ago from California USA

      Hello freecampingaussie, thanks for a really fascinating hub. I am originally from England so no crocodiles there. I did meet an alligator in the street one morning in Orlando Florida. He or she was big! I'd guess 10 feet from snout to tip of tail. It was lying in a pool next to the main street up to Universal Studios. They are beautiful but scary creatures. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your next hub.