24 July 2010

Mr Frankie - Beastmaster JC friend

Now you see it now you don't..that how it is with this picture. Eventually it appears....."crocodylus porosus" seen sometimes during the night or day river cruises at Kinabatangan. But one particular croc's that will really impress you is Frankie...almost a resident of Barefoots lodge. It will only listen to one person call that is JC - Barefoot lodge supervisor. At first I did not believe him but on this night occasion he demonstrated his skill and by uttering some words and this "Little" crocodile came out from the water and approach the jetty. Fortunately the jetty was more than 2 meter in height. This picture is taken with a zoom 70-300 mm and at the time I did not have a wide angle lens or kit lens so you can just imagine the actual size of this beautiful beast. I was almost lost for words when it appears and almost so obediently listen to JC's commands. There was one time JC ask Frankie to open his mouth so that I can photograph it but I was slow and miss the whole thing. And Frankie was rewarded with a fish head after doing this trick. Visit www.barefootsukau.com for rates and other packages.








Happy Birding.

2 comments:

yen said...

last Yr, when friends and I visited Kinabatangan River, we spotted many baby crocs during the nite and it was impossible to photograph any of them because the boat was rocked back and forth by strong river current after a rain.

Happy for you. Well done

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Long time did not see Frankie sudah!

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