• Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 December, 2014 09:10
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s

A downpour last night has made old and dry waterways yet again flowing with water and this caiman is old enough to remember.
Thus it’s waiting here where the new stream meets the old and murky water of last year. During this time fish will migrate up the stream, just like the Atlantic and Pacific salmons do. So will the fresh water crabs.

Even a catch as tiny as this is worthwhile, and the caiman is deciding how best to eat it. Will it do it on land, or in the water? There’s no competition around, so why complicate things?

Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
For some reason it decided to eat in in the water.