|Spectacled Caiman Caiman crocodilus
I was unaware that there were so many different species of Caiman when I took these photos so I did not pay enough attention to the identification features.
|However, I believe that the first two photos, taken
on the banks of the Pixaim River in the northern Pantanal might be of the
Yacare Caiman Caiman yacare which is sometimes regarded as a sub-species of the Spectacled Caiman. The fish is a piranha.
The third photo was taken in a small lake of fairly still water in the Amazonia National Park on the left bank of the Tapajos River.
If anyone can help with the correct identification, please let me know.
|There is an excellent web site covering all crocodile species at The Crocodile Specialist Group
I have added a few more photos which have still to be properly identified at species level.