The mangrove forests of Turneffe Atoll provide a rich habitat for numerous species of marine animal – and crocodiles. We must not forget the crocodiles. Many species of fish live and feed in among the root systems of the mangroves, which in turn offers the big reptiles an easy lunch.
It’s easy to spot crocs in Turneffe’s central lagoon, but it’s fairly unlikely that you’ll come across one if you do decide to go out exploring the outer mangrove islands – which is not necessarily a bad thing. Snorkeling or scuba diving among the roots is a unique experience – here you’ll spot numerous species of fish that dare not venture into deeper water, crabs, mollusks, and other marine creatures. Just remember to keep one eye open…
Nikon 1AW1 | 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens | Aperture f/5.6 | ISO-160 | Shutter 1/640 sec.