Louri Creek Croc, Gabon
Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
April 2, 2007
A days-old Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, takes his first swim through the tannin-stained Louri Creek, deep in the heart of the 380,000-acre Loango National Park.
Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, the August 2004 feature story "In the Land of the Surfing Hippos."