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caimans at night
July 8, 2013

Caimans at Night, Brazil

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures After the caimans emerged at dusk, the photographer was reminded of an earlier encounter. At 15 he went with his dad to look for the crocs by flashlight: “The image of their eyes glowing like stars in a dark sky is something I will never forget.” See more pictures from the July 2013 feature story "The Comeback Croc." Watch a video of swimming with caimans » See pictures of and learn more about freshwater environments »
Photograph by Luciano Candisani

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