Photo Info

Dimensions1200 x 655
Original file size377 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken27-Jan-15 03:48
Date modified28-Oct-15 18:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/22
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Smiling Assassin

Smiling Assassin

An American saltwater crocodile at Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. I wanted to make an image that had both strong eye contact and visible teeth to bring out the character and personality of this animal. I slowly and cautiously approached it maintaining strong eye contact and light fin movements to avoid stirring up the silt. The crocodile remained motionless with just it’s yellow periscope like eye staring straight back at me, it felt like stand off, who would falter first? I managed to take about 3 frames before it turned away, slowly submerged and vanished off into the green water.

All Limited Edition prints are made on fine art matte paper with a 1 inch (2.5cm) white signature border around and hand signed and numbered by Matty Smith. All editions are limited to 100 prints of each size only, numbered in ascending order and come complete with a certificate of authenticity.