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Mother and Child
Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger: Alligatoridae) Mother and child. Taken from a canoe. Adults range from 2.8-4.3 m (9.2-14.1 ft) long. Challuacocha Lagoon fed by Challuayacu Stream at Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Surrounding area being Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation.
Challuacocha Lagoon with surrounding area is Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation.
Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador.
Date taken
January 2016
Scientific name
Melanosuchus niger
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Oooh!!! What a lovely find Stanley. You don't generally think of these croc species as being motherly, do you.

A super picture you've taken of them - very well done my friend.
Whoa! This is such an awesome capture Stanley! Pure perfection and captured beautifully
Looks like a safe spot to me. A superb capture of this wonderful relation.
Only one remaining is sad but part of nature.
It is really incredible what a wildlife photographer experiences here, esp. how many stupids without a camera destroy your day. Good to meet wildlife enthusiasts from time to time, or even here in bf.
Wow, and they blend so well into the setting! Good eye Stanley, I'm certain I'd have missed them. The youngster is gorgeous and so at ease on mom. Well done.

Your eyes are Photographer's eyes indeed , i knocked on wood for you Stanley !! ;)
How did you find them in that place !!
Superb capture my friend , lovely and very beautiful , many TFS ;)


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