The American photographer Craig McInally entered a crocodile-infested algar in Quintana, Mexico, and plunged 20 meters away underneath them to photograph them at an unusual angle.
The photographer learned to dive at age 12 and used this accumulated experience to collect stunning images of one of the planet’s fiercest animals in his own habitat. Craig used the camera light to keep the crocodiles from attacking him, even though the strategy might have gone awry.
“By turning on the video light when it was under their bellies, I was able to light up the space, but I also kept them from seeing me as a target,” he explained.
“We had to overcome the rain, mosquitoes, excessive heat, cold water and a very complicated access through the jungle. And of course, all it means to dive into a remote area with these monsters at night, “he continued.