Your Move

Photograph by

Matty Smith (Australia)

About this image

I slowly and cautiously approached, maintaining strong eye contact and light fin movements to avoid stirring up the silt.  The crocodile remained motionless with just its yellow,  periscope-like eye staring straight back at me - it felt like a stand-off, who would falter first? I still remember the exact  moment of pressing the shutter, the sweat beading on my forehead and holding my breath. I slowly backed away and climbed back in the boat. I had my shot!