Photo of the Day

Close view of American alligator claws
October 13, 2011

American Alligator Claw

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books Though tipped with nightmare claws, the limbs of American alligators—this one photographed at a local park—are more often used to excavate wallowing holes than to slash at prey. (From the upcoming National Geographic book Visions of Earth) Pre-order the book Visions of Earth » See more pictures in our monthly Visions of Earth feature » See more pictures of scales and feathers »
Photograph by Richard T. Bryant

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