A master of hiding , of patience, of surprise , the saltwater crocodile is so perfect at what it does where it lives It has remained unchanged for over 200 million years. This WILD male saltwater crocodile is about 18 feet long (5.4 Meters ) long and lives on the famous Adelaide river, home to the jumping crocodile cruises. As you can see, he is trying grab a piece of meat hanging from a string that is attached to a long pole. For many people who visit Australia it the only chance they will have to see a saltwater up close, certainly one of this size. I was able to join several Of these cruises with tourists and I was able to drive my own boat around the area. After all the time I spent on this stretch of river the thing that struck me the most was that the crocodiles would rarely, if ever, approach our boat. But the second they heard the engines of the boats that fed them they would swim confidently from shore straight to the boat, even before food was brought out or the water was disturbed by the tour guide . This quite Obviously means they are able to distinguish between the unique sounds different boats and engines make. If that isn't remarkable, I don't know what it is! Check the link in my bio to read the full story on National Geographic online.
Later today on my account @tbfrost I will post an old video I shot of another crocodile jumping completely out of the water , using only the power of her tail! #follow me @tbfrost