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1月 30 2009

Alligator Adjusting Its Eggs, Everglades, Florida

Published by at 21:07 under Photo of the Day

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/alligator-eggs-johns.html

Alligator Adjusting Its Eggs, Everglades, Florida
Photograph by Chris Johns

Despite 70-odd teeth and a notoriously nasty bite, a female alligator in Florida’s Everglades National Park demonstrates a delicate touch when the time comes for her eggs to hatch. Gently grasping an egg in her mouth, she rolls it on her tongue, feeling for signs of life. If she senses something stirring, she cracks the egg open, then tilts her head forward to let the baby emerge.

(Photo shot on assignment for “Everglades: Dying for Help,” April 1994, National Geographic magazine)
译文:

正在检查蛋的短吻鳄,大沼泽,佛罗里达
摄影:Chris Johns

尽管因70多颗牙齿和一个危险的短吻而臭名昭著,佛罗里达州大沼泽国家公园里的一条雌性短吻鳄在它的蛋即将破壳之时还是显示出了其动作之细腻。它用嘴轻轻地夹起一个蛋,让它在舌头上滚动,以感知其生命征兆。如果感到里面有剧烈的骚动,它就会弄破蛋壳,并把头前倾让小鳄鱼出来。

(照片来源于《大沼泽:垂死呼救》(1994年4月,国家地理杂志))



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