American Crocodiles on Florida Bay
A pair of recent hatchlings take their first steps into the world in a remote estuary of Florida Bay in south Florida. Because of long term conservation efforts, this species was downgraded from Endangered to Threatened on the Endangered Species list in 2007. Today, more than 1,500 wild crocs are estimated to inhabit south Florida. Long term conservation and management plans are essential for the long term survival of this species moving forward.