“Nostrils fascinate me, especially among wild creatures, which exhibit a wide diversity of designs for different purposes. In April 2016, I was momentarily mesmerised by the nose of an Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus, aka Buaya in Malay), as it was making its presence felt in the wild waters of Sungei Buloh (above).
“Its semi-circular nostrils could be closed (above) and open (below) at will to allow for inhalation and exhalation.
“A video clip of this local Buaya breathing at the water surface may be previewed as follows:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
15th June 2016