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Wild Bill's Gas Station
The Lakes
Kristen 1
Grasshopper Hide and Go Seek
The sands of time
Detail, 6th Street Bridge
Riding the clouds
Waterfall
The Wind and the Kite
Lunch time for monk
Eiffel Tower, Up
THE GHARIAL
Damselfly on pinecone
Bearded Iris
North Carolina Cardinal
Nevada and Vernal Falls and Half Dome from Glacier Point
Milk bottles
The Little Town near Zaanse Schans Windmills
Think Pink 5
Festival of color
A large ship at Lower Harbor in Marquette
Sleeping waterfowls
Coot running on water
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
THE GHARIAL

This photograph of gharial with beautiful surroundings (habitat) was taken in Girva River in Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, U.P. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the northern part of the Indian Subcontinent. As the population has declined drastically in the past 70 years, the gharial is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The global gharial population is estimated at fewer than 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources, and entanglement in fishing nets.

TAGS: India, Nature, Reptile, Wild, Wildlife

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Lakhimpur Kheri, India
Member since 2014
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© Satpal Singh.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2013
Total Views: 87
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Dec. 1, 2015, 10:44 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D90
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, India