Day 5/35 – Part 4/5

Yellow River Sunrise Cruise

After one and a half hours it’s starting to get really warm. Here we have another couple of those cute whistling ducks.

Plumed Whistling Ducks

A Croc with it’s mouth wide open. This is either territorial behaviour (look at my teeth!) or he is cooling its brain with air that passes by. The brains of a Croc are as small as only one finger digit and they warm up fast.

Saltwater Crocodile

Almost at the end of the trip we pass a large field of pink Water Lillies.

Water Lillies

And of course a Crocodile. One would almost get used to it.

Saltwater Crocodile

Luckily we come a lot closer because I am very tempted to shoot these flowers larger. Almost in the back on the photograph is the jetty where we are going to.

Water Lillies

Beautiful flowers they are.

Water Lillies

Water Lillies

Water Lillies

A Cormorant drying it’s wings.

Cormorant

Cormorant

Cormorant

Cormorant

Yellow River

The end of the trip is just around the corner here.

Yellow River

Yellow River

Yellow River

After well over 2 hours we are back. The last photograph shows a Crocodile in a dryer dead end of the river.

Saltwater Crocodile

Brilliant tour! Shot a couple of hundred photographs. Also a couple of bad ones but most of them are more than ok.

During the raining season, the water is about 30cm above the roof of the vessel. More than 2 meters higher then it is now and not only the river but also the vast area surrounding it. Unbelievable. A couple of years ago they had to leave the lodge because Crocodiles were swimming in the garden (-;

In this part of the river there are about 300 Crocodiles, around 7.000 in all of Kakadu and about 200.000 in all of Australia. People have been severely wounded and even killed by Crocodiles in Kakadu. Not a place for taking a relaxing bath.

Breakfast is included as well, but after thinking about that for a bit I let it go. I can imagine the scene already, 80 people all going in for food. Not for me. Would take far too long. I rather see something else. I have lots of time to eat.

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