National Geographic : 2004 Aug
Most of the alrtntals in Loalrgo haven't had threatening etrcoutrters ivitlr Irutrraus, ttrakitrg theta more curious tlrtrrr wary. To f rid the still urrliabituaicd creatures, photographer Nick Nichols camped in the Wilds for- /Ire months, adapting to the daily rltythttrs of Iris subjects. EKED ('AP' 1) MANGAE3E v CL ,C)CE5US 7CRQtt5TUS, NEAR LIGHTNCJSE CAM Flares of white c pecks and a blaze of red on its head game away flit, lookout of a spying tuan4,lahey. " 4nitnals like stcrtset on the beach just as we do, and I often waited to see who would come out thou," Nichols says. "One day this young tmamzgahcy cattle aap to the tnatrgroi'cs attd I1'atchecl tttc for fire minutes. "rhealtc wasgonc." Luck prat Nichols itt a canoe When days-old Nile crocodiles mart, their first swims inn a tamtitt-staitrcd creek (pages 102-103). I)ays of plcatrtting and flit, placement of art infrared camera trap produced it rare itttage of au adult male elephant itt the deep forest (following pages), the shot triggered as the hull rose front s wwittuning in a rii'ct".