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Twin Caimans on Mother's Back, Indio Maiz, Nicaragua

Two caimans sit on their mother's back while one makes curious eye contact with the photographer's cyclops lens. These caimans are residents of Nicaragua's Indio Maiz Reserve, one of Central America's most biodiverse and most imperiled preserved forests. Threatened by encroaching palm oil plantations, subsistence farmers displaced by an impending interoceanic canal, and a government that continues to turn a blind eye, the Indio Maiz and all the species it gives home to may be gone within the decade.

TAGS: Crocodile, Nature, Nicaragua, Wildlife

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Prescott, Arizona, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Trevor Ritland.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2016
Total Views: 204
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Focal Length: 135mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Nicaragua