Photo of the Day

August 24, 2018

Lying in Wait

A caiman rests on the bottom of Brazil's Formoso River. Caimans eat fish and small birds, and they themselves can fall prey to anacondas and jaguars. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Jorge Hauser, National Geographic Your Shot

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