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Amazonian Caiman Gaze

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

A Caiman gaze in the darkness of Amazonia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


“In the midst of darkness, light persists.” ✨


-Mahatma Gandhi⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀



The black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is a species of large crocodilian and, along with the American alligator, is one of the biggest extant members of the family Alligatoridae and order Crocodilia. It is a carnivorous reptile that lives along slow-moving rivers, lakes, seasonally flooded savannas of the Amazon basin, and in other freshwater habitats of South America. It is a large species, growing to at least 5 m (16 ft) and possibly up to 6 m (20 ft) in length, which makes it the fourth-largest reptile in the Neotropical realm, behind the American alligator, American crocodile, and the critically endangered Orinoco crocodile.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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