Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Siamese Crocodile: this photograph may not be used without permission.

I have attempted to see the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodiles for a long time and every time I tried walking on that trail, I always ended up watching and photographing birds instead. The last time tried to find them was with Arpha and my mother. It was a good day to hike the trail and this time with the Red-headed Trogon and the Banded Kingfisher in mind, we have forgotten them again. Spending the whole morning chasing these birds kept us from go straight to where the Siamese Crocodiles were.

We decided to eat lunch at the park restaurant and took some rest before going back to Trail B, this time we were really bent to get there. So we hiked along the river and up to the Siamese Crocodile location. My lens is too long for the crocodile to fit in, I decided to just take portraits straight to the eye. If the crocodile was on the other side of the river, it would have been better.

Also found in Borneo, Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and in Thailand; this medium-sized freshwater crocodile is critically endangered.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
February 25, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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