December 21, 2015

Lunch in Pantanal, Brazil

Photograph by Luciano Candisani, Corbis Images

Yacare caimans wait with jaws open for their meal to swim by in a Pantanal lagoon. These members of the crocodilian family grow to about eight feet long and were once hunted to near extinction for their skins. Now, thanks to government protections, the species is making an incredible comeback, with an exceptionally large population—possibly the largest population of crocodilians on Earth—in the Pantanal region of Brazil.

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