A Rare Glimpse
To shoot Cuban crocs, first you've got to find them.
The Cuban crocodile — Crocodylus rhombifer — is a small species, and a close encounter can leave one emotional. To dive with this crocodile is very difficult — first, it is rare, found only in Cuba's Zapata Peninsula. Second, access to the jungle cenotes where it makes its home is difficult; you need to know the area and you must rely on local people for help. But if you manage to pull it all together in these fresh green waters, it's a truly unique experience.
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Words and Photo by Mirko Zanni