By Audrey Smith

American Crocodile In The Everglades

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 40D
Nearest Area
Florida City
Brief Directions

From Florida City, go to the main Park entrance; then follow the 38-mile main road all the way to the Flamingo Marina. Some crocodiles can be seen in the waterways around the marina and in Florida Bay, viewable from the docks or by boat.


South Florida is the only place in the world where it is possible to view alligators and crocodiles sharing habitat. This large adult male American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, is one of several crocs found near Flamingo, a fishing camp and marina at the southern tip of Everglades National Park. As he glided through the water toward me, he passed through several patches of sunlight, which contrasted nicely with the dark greens of the foliage that were reflected in the water. South Florida marks the northernmost range of the American crocodile.

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