July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

American Crocodile, Mexico

Photograph by Jorge Hauser

An American crocodile swims in the waters of Banco Chinchorro, an atoll reef located off Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Vulnerable to habitat loss and overexploitation, American crocodiles are found in southern Florida, southern Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America, where they favor the fresh or brackish water of river estuaries, coastal lagoons, and mangrove swamps.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. See others like it >>

Travel 365. Explore the world, one incredible image at a time.

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

2015 Traveler Photo Contest

  • Picture of humpback whale in Tonga

    See All Entries

    Explore the submissions, share your favorites, and check back for the winning images.