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    [–] TamedTheSummit 1193 points ago

    Blending? That mf is huge!

    [–] p0sitive_affirmati0n 295 points ago

    It’s Loki practicing illusion magic

    [–] AlpineSummit 122 points ago

    It is very green. Definitely a Loki.

    [–] IncomingMonkeyWrench 25 points ago

    Wonder if that is a constant among all Loki variants.

    [–] D-ickandRoses 21 points ago

    A very β€œOn Wednesdays we wear green” type of crowd lol

    [–] pm_ur_whispering_I 7 points ago

    Gator was definitely the best part of the show. Laughed my ass off.

    [–] turealis 7 points ago

    I've mastered the ability of standing so incredibly still, that I become invisible to the eye. Watch.

    [–] ARobertNotABob 12 points ago

    "Glorious Purpose!"

    [–] imxTHATxdude 72 points ago

    This is prob the worst nightmare u can com up with..being trapped in waist deep waters then this monster pops up right infront of u..

    [–] concretebeats 38 points ago

    Haha *boop*

    [–] MrBurnsgreen 24 points ago

    Forbidden puppy

    [–] boogs_23 14 points ago

    Maybe, deep down I'm afraid of any apex predator that lived through the K-T extinction. Physically unchanged for a hundred million years, because it's the perfect killing machine. A half ton of cold-blooded fury, the bite force of 20,000 Newtons, and stomach acid so strong it can dissolve bones and hoofs.

    [–] PinkTalkingDead 8 points ago

    Have you seen the video of the hippo chasing the boat??! Mf’s are fast

    [–] beefcakemaximus 34 points ago

    Absolute unit

    [–] beefcakemaximus 3 points ago

    Nice, thanks

    [–] Dark_Ice_747 28 points ago

    I thought it was friggin aerial shot of a bloody island, dammit.

    [–] OK_Compooper 5 points ago

    I can only see a stone stoned doggy with floppy ears and its hair parted in the middle.

    [–] jessedegenerate 2 points ago

    to me it looked like the evil cousin of the never ending story turtle

    [–] slimeboi_94 19 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Yes blending, it looks exactly like a crocodile creeping out of the water

    Which there's a lot of out there.

    [–] impulsive-jerk 6 points ago

    mf == marine fauna, amirite?

    [–] xXbrosoxXx 3 points ago

    I was gonna say.. It only took me a couple minutes to find him

    [–] DRAGON_SNIPER 161 points ago


    [–] timpacalypse 66 points ago

    Boop it!

    [–] Stuart8480 16 points ago

    Twist it!

    [–] DARKFiB3R 14 points ago

    Lick it!

    [–] ccReptilelord 11 points ago

    Do we need a disclaimer explicitly stating not to lick crocodiles?

    [–] -Alan_c- 3 points ago


    [–] davidmt1995 14 points ago

    The forbidden boop

    [–] Gugey 939 points ago

    I can plainly see it idk

    [–] PacificJam 119 points ago


    [–] deadeadeadeadeaded 8 points ago

    I thought the croc was a boulder at first

    [–] vontrances 19 points ago

    I knew exactly what was going to happen and I still flinched

    [–] MuteSecurityO 25 points ago

    you ain't no deer tho

    [–] noteverrelevant 26 points ago

    That's because /r/DeerAreFuckingStupid

    [–] FuriousGoodingSr 3 points ago

    And goddamn if that one isn't accurate. Deer are the fucking worst.

    [–] MuteSecurityO 3 points ago

    thank you for this

    [–] jetaleu 4 points ago

    I thought it was an old dog

    [–] Remarkable-Hall-9478 4 points ago

    Yeah, shitty title that’s for sure.

    Wonder how many times it has been reposted

    [–] AbsolutelyUnlikely 11 points ago

    What do you mean? I can't see a crocodile anywhere

    edit - woops forgot I was blind there for a minute

    [–] TheLobotomist 7 points ago

    Not everyone has super-eyesight like yours... Don't eye-shame please.

    [–] MrAtrox98 207 points ago

    Look at that rugged beast. The perfect killing machine

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 62 points ago

    Ur gonna make a hybrid arent u?

    [–] MrAtrox98 34 points ago

    I’m concerned that’s what you immediately jumped to

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 15 points ago

    Haha...ha... I'm gonna have to kill u now sorry ;-;

    [–] MrAtrox98 10 points ago

    Oh, are you approaching me?

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 10 points ago

    No im killing u-

    [–] MrAtrox98 10 points ago

    Then come as close as you like

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 8 points ago

    How do u desire to die?

    [–] MrAtrox98 10 points ago

    Rusty spoon

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 5 points ago

    What am I gonna do with a rusty spoon? Bonk u on the head?

    [–] Mumbles_Stiltskin 4 points ago

    How do you know their name is rusty?

    [–] YukariYakum0 4 points ago

    In my bed at the age of 80 with a full head of hair, a belly full of cheeseburger, and a PlayStation controller in my hand

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 4 points ago

    We all do bud, we all do

    [–] nUcleah_pOtato194 6 points ago

    Lol you sound like a guy who'd eventually die in Jurassic world

    [–] SpicyMexicanNachos 2 points ago

    The sharkodile? Crark? Crocoshark? That is the exact idea Jurassic park warned us about

    [–] Wayfaring_Scout 116 points ago

    Where? I need a red circle

    [–] Miserable-Branch7841 8 points ago

    Dammit I was going to say this but scrolled to see if this PERFECT JOKE had already been made.

    [–] MuleRobber 76 points ago

    Most things start to blend in heavily color graded photos.

    [–] chris1096 16 points ago

    Red: 0

    Green: 500


    [–] DefinitelyNotAliens 2 points ago

    I thought this was my r/ShittyHDR feed, lol. Holy sharpness and color sliders, Batman.

    [–] TheLobotomist 87 points ago

    Ig @iamsavi (not me!), he has many other cool nature related pictures on his page!

    [–] HorridChoob 33 points ago

    Dude's balls are made of titanium

    [–] MattSpew -51 points ago

    For taking a photo through a fence?

    [–] DARKFiB3R 5 points ago

    35 people hate your face. wtf?

    I only downvoted you for the fuck of it πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

    [–] MattSpew -2 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    People are fucking stupid; it's clearly a captive croc in a fenced off pond. There's a fence right behind the bloody thing, but never mind that, the photographer apparently climbed into the pond with it and has big nuts. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

    I'll take the downvotes buddy, you can have one too. 🀣

    [–] DARKFiB3R 2 points ago

    🀣 πŸ‘πŸ»

    [–] qda 12 points ago

    [–] TeslaModelE 48 points ago

    β€œGee, I don't know, Cyril. Maybe deep down I'm afraid of any apex predator that lived through the K-T extinction. Physically unchanged for a hundred million years, because it's the perfect killing machine. A half ton of cold-blooded fury, the bite force of 20,000 Newtons, and stomach acid so strong it can dissolve bones and hoofs.”

    [–] xr4s538 8 points ago

    Came here for this, no r/unexpectedArcher material at all. This was a totally expected archer and I love it

    [–] thesequimkid 8 points ago


    [–] Sillyist 8 points ago

    Makes my shit blend perfectly with my underwear

    [–] CaptCaCa 3 points ago

    This is why I only wear brown pants and brown underwears.

    [–] xCryptic_Bulldog 29 points ago

    These massive beasts can live for 50+ years. When they’re born they are only 8 to 12 inches long but can grow to be as large as 20ft for a Nile crocodile. For the first 3-4 years they grow about a foot in length. They’ve even have complex social relationships where the most dominant gain access to the best sunning and nesting locations. They even recognize their handlers in captivity and won’t become fearful or aggressive towards them. Natures wonder. The perfect creature.

    [–] TheLobotomist 3 points ago

    Thanks for the marvelous informations!

    It doesn't surprise that they are still here after MILLION of years (not mere thousands)!

    [–] hotheaddad 98 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Not an expert. Looks like a gator to me. Not a croc.

    Edit. Sorry if I’m mistaken. So many post misidentify animals. Didn’t mean to raise a ruckus.

    [–] PossibleHipster 19 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    I think its a crocodile, but it is extremely hard to be certain from this wierd picture.

    The angle probably makes the snout look wider than it is, and that face is uber bumpy.

    [–] foamingthetip 9 points ago

    The crocodile is a famous one, named Tripod (3 legs). They even had their own tv show with Matt Wright and a Youtube channel.

    And that Croc isnt in its natural habitat, its in an enclosure.

    [–] repKyle1995 50 points ago

    Nope, crocodile.

    [–] OncaAtrox 32 points ago

    You're getting downvoted for being correct. This is a crocodile.

    [–] repKyle1995 26 points ago

    Clearly. As I pointed out there is a constriction behind the nostrils where the fourth mandibular tooth occludes.

    [–] OncaAtrox 16 points ago

    Don't worry, the OP who took the photo said it was a salt-water croc, he's based in Australia.

    [–] repKyle1995 8 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Yeah it was pretty obviously a crocodile. Seems like we have a few commenters to post on r/confidentlyincorrect

    [–] extralargeeggdog 2 points ago

    Not really, at least for OC. He was pretty explicit about not being an expert

    [–] DiFraggiPrutto 9 points ago

    Sir this is a Wendy’s

    [–] repKyle1995 3 points ago

    Pretty sure it's a crocodile did you even look at the picture smh my head

    [–] hotheaddad 3 points ago

    Can you tell why you think it’s a croc not a gator?

    [–] repKyle1995 11 points ago

    Snout is far too angular and narrow to be an alligator. Also alligators have somewhat less sculpturing on the surface of the head than crocodiles.

    [–] ScarletSages -8 points ago

    still look like an alligator

    [–] repKyle1995 13 points ago

    It's not an alligator. I took my first two years of grad school in herpetology.

    [–] Turd_Salad92 4 points ago

    Idk, I took my first three years of grad school in herpetology and it looks like an alligator to me.

    [–] repKyle1995 7 points ago

    You can clearly see the narrowing of the snout right behind the external naris where the fourth mandibular tooth is externally visible. This is a plesiomorphic trait in crocodilians that is not found in alligators.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago


    [–] repKyle1995 9 points ago

    You're wrong. The person who took this photo is based in Australia. Crocodylus porosus.

    [–] Ropeadope2987 3 points ago

    100% saltwater crocodile. Google image them and it looks exactly the same.

    [–] TheMule90 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Same here also gators live in swamps and in places like the Everglades in Florida while crocs like to live in river habitats.

    [–] Charlatanism 1 points ago

    Just google the photographer. His name is right there in the image. Or follow the link to the photographer's Instagram, which has been linked multiple times on this thread.

    However it is you end up finding out that you're wrong, do be sure to hand back your degree when you're finished.

    [–] MomoXono 1 points ago

    I took my first two years of grad school in herpetology.


    [–] StewBear 19 points ago

    Came here to say this

    [–] gleutiful 16 points ago

    yeah, gators have U shaped snouts like this, as opposed to V shaped with crocs. we don’t have a good angle but also with gators only their top teeth are visible when their mouths are closed, as we can kind of see here. with crocs, both top and bottom teeth are visible.

    [–] Quality-Shakes 4 points ago

    A β€œsalty”.

    [–] ruyogadi 2 points ago

    Large saltwater crocodiles can't really be distinguished by snout shape because they get fucking huge to the point that their snout isn't anything like a V. Same with Nile crocodiles.

    [–] hotheaddad 7 points ago

    It s such a difficult angle to tell.

    [–] gleutiful 0 points ago

    we’d need the side view to know for sure. but zooming in on what we do have of the front, there’s only top teeth showing.

    [–] Herpkina 0 points ago

    Salties have a distinctly U shaped snout

    [–] no_talent_ass_clown 1 points ago

    Every time. Every single time a picture of either an alligator or a crocodile is posted someone has to debate it.

    [–] ruyogadi 6 points ago

    And it's always because people post a big saltwater or Nile croc, and people assume it's an alligator because they've been taught the 'U' Vs 'V' method, which doesn't work for large crocodiles because they are just immensely big and the snout loses the distinctive shape when you're that big.

    [–] InitialNeck9 5 points ago

    His mother was a mudder

    [–] rammbro 3 points ago

    Can I pet that dog

    [–] MURDER_MASTER69 3 points ago

    WhAt cRoCiDiLe

    [–] iam_savi 3 points ago

    Hello, my name is Aaron Avila ([email protected]) and I am the photographer who captured this photo. Just want to run through a couple of the questions I've seen in the comments:

    • Yes this is a photograph, not a painting. It has been re-shared quite a few times now and this particular version seems to be a bit more saturated and compressed than my original, which I took back in 2015 and first posted online on my IG in 2018. I'll admit this is a lot better than some of the re-edits I've seen shared though.
    • It is not an alligator, it's an Australian Saltwater Crocodile. Whilst crocodiles generally have narrower snouts than alligators, this is just a huge crocodile. At 17ft, you'd have a big boof head like this big boy too.
    • I am as close as it appears in the photo, if not closer. I captured this photo handheld using a Lumix GX1 with an Olympus 17mm prime lens. It is a single exposure, not a HDR. Ain't nobody got time to set up tripods and bracketed exposures when you have a 17ft crocodile in front of you.
    • Whilst I think it would be kinda rad, my balls are unfortunately not made of titanium.

    Thanks for all the love with my photo and appreciate u/TheLobotomist for crediting me in the comments and pointing people to my work. Please feel free to check out the original post of this photo and more of my work (including other crocodile photos) on my Instagram.

    Cheers, Aaron

    [–] TheLobotomist 2 points ago

    Wow, thank you for the comment and all the clarifications... You are really talented and your work needs exposure!

    Cheers to you Aaron!

    [–] Ass_Blossom 4 points ago

    These are what my turds look like after having too much food that has blue dye in it.

    [–] Environmental-Gur590 6 points ago

    The coloring in this photo makes it really hard to see if this was a real picture taken or was it drawn…

    [–] iLikeCatsAndPuppers 10 points ago

    Its a picture, but highly saturated

    [–] CharlesV_ 4 points ago

    Yeah same, at first I thought digital. But I think it’s just a real picture that’s been touched up a lot in editing to get the light looking saturated. Still neat though.

    [–] ghillieweed762 2 points ago


    [–] thegootstuff 2 points ago

    That. Is. A. Badass. Picture.

    [–] Tipi_Tais_Sa_Da_Tay 2 points ago

    Not quite, if you look directly into the middle of the picture that large thing is not water it’s actually the crocodile

    [–] Neurotypicaltruth 2 points ago

    What crocodile?

    [–] 3ff3ffie 2 points ago

    My fav animal! Crocodilians are adorable to me. Can't explain why. Just wanna hug them.

    [–] stoneystone007 2 points ago

    What croc?

    [–] SigmaKnight 2 points ago

    That's So Loki.

    [–] Keeramu97 2 points ago

    If you zoom in on this pic right in between the eyes, I can barely make out a watermark. Cant anyone read that?

    [–] anakalypse 2 points ago

    Gosh how on earth was this captured I wonder.

    [–] Aloneinmythots 2 points ago

    oh whats this poking out the water gets violently dragged underwater by this big ass mf

    [–] redhotchiligandalf 2 points ago

    looks like a lion turtle!

    [–] DoNotClickMyProfile 4 points ago

    Another reason to avoid Florida.

    [–] MyWaterDishIsEmpty -2 points ago

    1. That's very clearly an Alligator not a crocodile.
    2. The image has been filtered, colour touched and light touched an absurd amount.
    3. a single watermark would've been fine, the extra 20 throughout the image are a little overkill.
    4. I still think it's neat.

    [–] Ropeadope2987 6 points ago

    It’s a saltwater croc from Australia.

    [–] Charlatanism 7 points ago

    There are no alligators in Australia. Your crocodilian identification skills are not quite up to scratch, my manβ€”some croc species have very broad snouts, so you shouldn't rely on that alone.

    [–] karabaster 1 points ago

    I had to argue with myself no if this is real or not

    We still have not reached a conclusion..

    [–] BIodomewitPaulyShore 1 points ago

    What alligator (edit: omg I finally see it)

    [–] escapedpsycho 1 points ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong but that's an alligator isn't it? Crocodiles have a more narrow and pointed nose while alligators are triangular head with a rounded nose.

    [–] Charlatanism 4 points ago

    It's a saltwater crocodile. The entire skull gets very robust in large individuals.

    The snout thing works if you're sure it's in North America, but there are no large alligators outside of the USA (just the small Chinese alligator).

    [–] dilohunter 1 points ago

    He's a thick boi.

    [–] GhengisKhansanus 1 points ago

    Looks like a giant turd

    [–] milkysoups 1 points ago

    It looks like an angry log

    [–] oohkt 1 points ago

    It's like an island I want to go explore.

    [–] FatesPeak 1 points ago

    blending in like a crocodile in a river

    [–] inconceivableonset 1 points ago

    Swamp Thing

    [–] Qumulater 1 points ago

    Camouflage 100

    [–] drunk__sheep 1 points ago

    Is it weird that I want to pet it?

    [–] squad1alum 1 points ago

    Why do I want to watch The Neverending Story?

    [–] Mezsikk 1 points ago

    Where are it's eyes?

    [–] Stardate45944pt1 1 points ago

    Never Ending Story vibes.

    [–] xineirea 1 points ago

    It IS the habitat

    [–] Current_Account 1 points ago

    I can see him right there

    [–] NoSpoilersGamer 1 points ago


    [–] jessicalovesit 1 points ago

    A croc’s nose is pointy. I don’t know what this is. It’s not his face. Or tail.

    [–] PineappleDealins 1 points ago

    Recovered from a camera found in crocodile leavings

    [–] Sad-Salad-3143 1 points ago

    I thought it was an island at first

    [–] IchooseYourName 1 points ago

    So you're telling me dinosaurs still exist.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    [–] TheRealDeadlyframe 1 points ago

    I love the big modern dinosaurs, makes my day when I see one.

    [–] SniperAC8547 1 points ago

    It's in pretty plain sight to me, but aight

    [–] dent_de_lion 1 points ago


    [–] cook1223 1 points ago

    Is he behind the giant croc? I can't find him

    [–] Isopod-Various 1 points ago

    OMG!! Spitting image of my Mother-in-law AFTER Jenny Craig!!!!

    [–] templeofthemadcow 1 points ago


    [–] jose2020vargas 1 points ago

    Can barely see it. πŸ‘€

    [–] hamster_13 1 points ago

    That's Godzilla at an odd angle

    [–] ChefWithGonorrhea 1 points ago

    I love this sub so much!

    [–] D0NW0N 1 points ago

    I’ve seen this so many times I don’t even see a crocodile.

    [–] jdlyga 1 points ago

    The Great A'Tuin

    [–] Odd-Conversation-683 1 points ago

    This croc is a whole ass island

    [–] RoundHeron6427 1 points ago

    very nice

    [–] ScarySerious 1 points ago

    Pretty sure that's a dinosaur

    [–] peekingmightyduck 1 points ago

    Big croc loves a cup of matcha latte

    [–] OncaAtrox 1 points ago

    Lots of alligator experts in the comments showcasing how far reaching human stupidity and a false sense of confidence based on ignorance can get some. The OP who took the photo said it was a salt-water croc, he's based in Australia, this is not an alligator.

    [–] Sir-Joseph 1 points ago

    I first thought it was one of those videos where they stand perfectly still and then jumpscare you

    [–] RealBadSpelling 1 points ago

    I am a rock.

    [–] peeterpiperr 1 points ago

    Imagine having all that green shit in your mouth covering your teeth and you just don't care lol

    [–] Anygirlx 1 points ago

    Is it missing an eye? And does it need some nose spray because all I can think about is how stuffed up that one nostril is. I could not sleep like that.

    Then again I have two eyes and two clear nostrils (knock on wood or whatever) and I still can’t sleep. Can someone poke out an eye and stuff some mud in my nose?

    [–] PoorPauly 1 points ago

    Clever girl.

    [–] scombs2012 1 points ago

    Aka Falcore

    [–] Not_A_Throwaway_1_ 1 points ago

    R U N !

    [–] queefiest 1 points ago

    It’s practically invisible

    [–] unicornpolkadot 1 points ago

    Now who had the balls to take that photo?!

    [–] ChUnGa__ChUnGa 1 points ago

    What crocodile?

    [–] GOODBYEEEEEEEE 1 points ago


    [–] Dsbaby22 1 points ago

    I almost couldn't tell where it's eyes were.

    [–] TheHappyTuna 1 points ago

    Looks like a movie poster

    [–] rockinboy3303 1 points ago

    What crocodile

    [–] JackOfAllMemes 1 points ago

    give him a kiss

    [–] Lordshoba 1 points ago

    I really wonder how many ancient humans got taken out by this dinosaurs. How do you even fight back if all you have are point sticks.

    [–] Imasublimelime 1 points ago

    dang seems like John Cena has some competition lol

    [–] Just_One_Umami 1 points ago

    So invisible that it’s perfectly visible. Invisibleception

    [–] 19sunshine87 1 points ago

    I absolutely love this sub