A female Indian
Gharial, also known as Indian Gavial, basking in the sun
near a sandbank in a river at Chitwan National Park.
Females are distinguished from adult males by the lack
the bulbous growth on the nose typical in males, which resembles
a clay pot to cool drinking water called ghara in Hindi
and which gave the gharials their name. See also
List of Thai
See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.