Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) at Yarapa River, Amazonas, Peru

Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

Normally Black Caimans are quite shy, as there is still a heavy hunting pressure.

Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

Saw Black Caiman meat in the local wet market, however this 3 meter long fellow obviously did not know, quite relaxed and even smiled once in a while …….. waited for half an hour or so see if a butterfly would land on the nose … but had to do with a small blue dragonfly.

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