Nile Crocodile versus Zebra

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Richard Simonsen

An epic struggle showed the will to survive of the zebra even when faced with the overwhelming odds of three Nile crocodiles. After sustaining an initial shoulder wound that would probably have resulted in a slow and painful death, the zebra made it to shore by summoning all his strength, rearing up and tearing all the skin and tissue away to get out of the crocodile’s grip. The zebra could of course not survive these mortal wounds and after a few minutes of standing on shore, he staggered over to the water’s edge and collapsed into the water with his head under water. Sad.

Location: Masai Mara, Mara River, Kenya


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