Daniel Courtney, Salty Escape (Pro Photo of the Year)

This incredible image was taken from a helicopter we had chartered over Kakadu National Park. It was taking us over the East Alligator River, looking for Saltwater crocs, when we spotted this massive fellow. The pilot headed down so I could get a better shot, but we got a bit too low for the Crocs comfort and he took off, leaving the warm sandbank for more protected waters. Image Details: Canon 5D ii, 70-200/f2.8, 1/320 @ f6.3, ISO 200