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photographs of very rare creatures "Gharial (Gavial)" [my 100% original work]

Today I share two photographs of very rare creature Gharial or, Gavial. They are one kind of reptile. And they are also known as "fish-eating crocodile". They are normally found in the northern India.
The global wild gharial population is estimated at fewer than 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources, and entanglement in fishing nets. As the population has declined drastically in the past 70 years, the gharial is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List (source wikipedia).
Read more about Gharial in Wikipedia.

 The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m (20.5 ft), though it should be noted that this is an extreme upper limit, as the average adult gharial is only 3.5 to 4.5 m (11 to 15 ft) in size.With 110 sharp, interdigitated teeth in its long, thin snout, it is well adapted to catching fish, its main diet. The male gharial has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known in Hindi as ghara. The gharial's common name is derived from this similarity (source wikipedia)
Read more about Gharial in Wikipedia.

Equipment I used to take these photos :
SONY DSC-W8001/250s ƒ/5.8 ISO160 19.3mm 
Enjoy it:)

Tags : Animals, Animals photography, Photography, Zoo

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