- Title: Playing With Fire
- Country: Costa Rica
- Nearest Area: Carara
- Nearest Town: Pigres
- Brief Directions: From San José any tourist agency will direct you to the Tárcoles River, approximately 2 in a half hours from the capital city.
- Notes: Most tourists do not take the boat for the adventure and, instead, stand above the river on a bridge on the highway to photograph large crocodiles and to feed them.
- Best Season: Summer
- Description: This picture was shot at the Tárcoles River in Costa Rica a few years ago. Don José, as he is popularly known, steps out of a boat with lots of scared tourists and waits for the crocodile to get out of the water and eat a chicken. It's a scary moment because the tourists in the boat are very close to the action. It was hard for me to hold the camera steady so I could take a good shot. Not only is there movement on the boat, but I was "literally" shaking as I took the picture. I did not want to become the crocodile's next meal!
- Gear: Canon Rebel
This Photo Has Been Viewed 1262 times
to view our Interactive Gallery Terms & Conditions.
Get 11 Issues of Outdoor Photographer for only $14.97!
That's 77% off the cover price!