Aquatic Equations~


Mathematical silhouettes slither submerged,
(click to enlarge)


concealing cold calculus.


Silent, strategizing,


rate over distance, and time, always time.


Crocodile minds synchronized,


as they patiently wait to kill.


Even huge elephants know,


to give this tactician wide berth!

Cheers to you from the formidable and ecologically important, African Crocodiles~

221 thoughts on “Aquatic Equations~

      1. Yay! We have terrible satellite internet at home but we live in a rural area that hasn’t got any other option besides dial-up. It’s a pain, but a reasonable price to pay for country living. πŸ™‚

  1. The elephants are wise to veer away and avoid confrontation with the cros! I love the way you put words to your photographs, telling a story as you go.
    Your photos are great as always Cindy. I think I’ve asked you before about the make of camera you use because they are so sharp and clear; I’ve been trying to find your reply in old comments without success. I’m ready to buy a new camera, that’s why I’m curious to know what you use.

  2. Cindy, you are brave getting this close , to take pictures of them. They really frighten me. Thank you for sharing these beautiful and interesting images. Hugs! Veraiconica

  3. Welcome home Cindy! <3 πŸ™‚ Such gorgeous images as usual! I think the top one and the middle one which features a croc basking on rocks are my favorites. Crocs have such visually interesting and alluring hides – all the curves, bumps, and ridges. It's no wonder that they're often the subject of art sculptures! ~Lynn

  4. Alas, there are always predators among us. Some slip through the waters, some fly while others stalk us on four legs or two. Great post Cindy! πŸ™‚

  5. Crocodiles look so artful, but such focus has to be admired. Have you ever read Roald Dahl’s children’s book, “The Enormous Crocodile”? When my granddaughter was about 9, she insisted I read it four times in succession one evening because the crocodile was so “bad and sneaky” she said! One of his ruses was to pose as a seesaw in a playground and wait for some children to come along so he could gobble them up.
    Those are great photos, Cindy. You must have had to be as patient as the crocodile to capture such shots.

    1. Oh I love that story. My son memorized the poem by Lewis Carrol “How Doth the Little Crocodile….” in elementary school. And of course Kipling’s, Elephant Child. “What does crocodile have for breakfast?”
      “Today I’ll have an elephant’s child!”
      These are critters that spark the imagination!

    1. I didn’t get close to them! They are way too fast and aggressive. Much better viewed from a safe distance. I do appreciate your kind concern though my friend! <3

    1. I didn’t get close at all. They were always in a river or bank and I was always on some sort of viewing platform or safe place. I would not want to get close to one of these guys.

    1. Son bastante un animal formidable y muy en acecho en silencio y yo querΓ­amos convery esta amenaza. Muy contentos que haya disfrutado de mi amigo y gracias!

  6. powerful post Cindy! well the powerful part was the words you used to intro the shots – really cool the way you did that – and nice shots too. πŸ™‚

  7. Living dinosaurs! Pretty scary, too! πŸ˜‰

    On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 8:34 PM, wrote:

    > cindy knoke posted: ” Mathematical silhouettes slither submerged, > concealng cold calculus. Silent, strategizing, rate over distance, and > time, always time. Crocodile minds all synchronized, as they patiently wait > to kill. Even huge”

  8. Great shots of the calculating and strategizing submarines πŸ™‚ I hope to capture a few shots of his American cousins this weekend.

    1. Oooooh, can’t wait to see them! I saw some in Everglades National Park when we zipped around by air boat! They have been so over hunted, it was thrilling to see them. I hope you get some good clicks~

  9. Amazing prehistoric creatures Cindy. Over here they are a protected species as they were being hunted to extinction in the early 1900’s. Now they have recovered so fast they are almost in plague proportions up north. Because they are top of the food chain…

    1. I do remember this post! Jumping Crocagators is enough to give me indigestion! Salt water crocs in particular can be very aggressive! Great photos you got of these incredible creatures~

  10. Excellent pictures Cindy, the ones of the Crocodiles are great, that first picture was beautifully captured by the photographer, it says a lot about the creature, stealth and calculating.

    1. Well thank you. I did like it and I have another I took of the same gator with less zoom with the thatched roof place we were staying in the back. It has a spooky effect with the gator just this little pencil in the very still river. I meant to include it, but actually forgot which is annoying.

      1. Yes… Friday, but in my current world there is no Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 3 weeks left to go & then I will have those days back in my life. SIGH!

  11. I’m always amazed at the sites I find when I visit Cindy. Wow, they are menancing looking. My love a swimming would take a holiday on this holiday, eeeek!

  12. It sounds like those elephants are a lot smarter than some tourists in Australia’s Top End who seem to go swimming in water holes despite signs warning about the croc’s. Most of the are certainly no Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee!

  13. I like them. It is a tough life being a short-legged reptile. I wouldn’t make friends with them though πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs!

  14. Those gators are smooth in the way that they navigate. Eh?
    And – those eles need to get movin’ a little faste.
    Run eles, run!

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