When I went into the Tambopata in Madre de Dios as part of the Peruvian Amazonas last year, we got a look at this caiman. Caiman is the smallest part of the crocodile family. and it was just enjoying the sun. (I think they are nocturnal, so I guess it was just preserving energy for hunt)
This little croc, or caiman that is the Amazonian version of the crocodile was laying in wait at the riverside in Tambopata in Peru this summer
I was lucky enough to go to the Tambopata in Peru, that is part of the Amazonian rainforest. I have compiled some images and a short movie of a caiman that I took when I was down there. Hope you enjoy.