Vintage Biology Illustration of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

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Vintage Biology Illustration of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

This product is a high-quality vintage biology illustration of a nile crocodile, one of the largest and most dangerous crocodilians in the world. The illustration is made with lithography method, which gives it a unique and artistic look. You can download a low resolution image for free, or purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the crocodile printed on them. This illustration is perfect for anyone who loves wildlife, nature, or art.

The nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is a large crocodilian native to freshwater habitats in Africa, where it is present in 26 countries. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa, occurring mostly in the eastern, southern, and central regions of the continent, and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers, swamps, and marshlands¹. Although capable of living in saline environments, this species is rarely found in saltwater, but occasionally inhabits deltas and brackish lakes. The range of this species once stretched northward throughout the Nile River, as far north as the Nile Delta.

The adult male nile crocodile is between 3.5 and 5 m (11 ft 6 in and 16 ft 5 in) in length and weighs 225 to 750 kg (500 to 1,650 lb)¹. However, specimens exceeding 6.1 m (20 ft) in length and 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) in weight have been recorded². It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)³ . Size is sexually dimorphic, with females usually about 30% smaller than males. The crocodile has thick, scaly, heavily armoured skin. Nile crocodiles are opportunistic apex predators; a very aggressive crocodile, they are capable of taking almost any animal within their range. They are generalists, taking a variety of prey . Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. They are ambush predators that can wait for hours, days, and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack. They are agile predators and wait for the opportunity for a prey item to come well within attack range. Even swift prey are not immune to attack. Like other crocodiles, Nile crocodiles have a powerful bite that is unique among all animals, and sharp, conical teeth that sink into flesh, allowing a grip that is almost impossible to loosen. They can apply high force for extended periods of time, a great advantage for holding down large prey underwater to drown. Nile crocodiles are relatively social. They share basking spots and large food sources, such as schools of fish and big carcasses. Their strict hierarchy is determined by size. Large, old males are at the top of this hierarchy and have first access to food and the best basking spots.

This product is a vintage biology illustration of a nile crocodile, created with lithography method. Lithography is a printing technique that uses a flat stone or metal plate, on which the image is drawn with a greasy substance. The plate is then moistened and inked, and the image is transferred to paper or other materials. Lithography produces fine and detailed images, and is often used for artistic purposes. The illustration of the nile crocodile is done in a realistic and accurate style, capturing its anatomy, posture, and expression. The illustration also has a caption with the scientific name and the common name of the nile crocodile in different languages, such as English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

You can download a low resolution image of the illustration for free, which you can use for personal purposes, such as wallpapers, screensavers, or educational projects. You can also purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image, which you can use for commercial purposes, such as printing, designing, or publishing. The high resolution images are of excellent quality and resolution, and can be scaled and edited without losing clarity or detail. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the nile crocodile printed on them. These products are made of high-quality materials and are durable and attractive. They are ideal for decorating your home, office, or classroom, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family who love wildlife, nature, or art.

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