In Indian mythology, the goddess Ganga—the personification of the Ganges river—is often depicted riding a creature with the head of a gharial crocodile, a fish-eating beast that only exists in the Indian peninsula. Once distributed throughout nearly 31,000 square miles in four countries, the gharial is now a critically endangered species; photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee recently set out to capture some of the few remaining (and, one might say, sacred) gharials.
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