Nile Crocodile versus Zebra

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Richard Simonsen

A massive Nile Crocodile grabs the adult zebra’s neck. It then tries to use its size and weight to pull the zebra’s head underwater to drown it before the feeding frenzy of multiple Nile crocs begins. In this particular case this zebra was able to pull away from the croc’s usually fatal grip possibly because of the disturbance and trampling of the other zebras and wildebeest on the submerged crocodile.

Location: Masai Mara, Mara River, Kenya


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