The antelope narrowly fought for life with the crocodile
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The antelope narrowly fought for life with the crocodile

Dramatic Photos Capture 880-Pound Crocodile Attacking Wildebeest Crossing River

These breathtaking images capture the cunning crocodile as it approaches its prey, a wildebeest, with stealthy precision before launching a sudden attack by violently biting into the wildebeest’s neck. The following pictures depict the wildebeest frantically attempting to break free from the clutches of its predator, while its oblivious companions continue to cross the river at a leisurely pace.

The amazing images were taken at the Mara River, Masai Mara, Kenya by dental technician, Elmar Weiss (46). To take his pictures, Elmar used a Nikon D500 camera.

“There is the Great Migration in Masai Mara where billions of wildebeest are on their search for fresh grass and I knew I had to see the spectacle with my own eyes,” said Elmar.

“There are many big Nile crocodiles in the river waiting for their chance to catch prey and a crocodile attacked one of the wildebeest and pulled it down.

“You have to observe the river and the banks to see if there are any crocodiles nearby and then you have to react fast.

“The ‘action’ lasts only a few seconds and the most important person is the guide and driver.

“If you have a good one, you have all opportunities to take awesome pictures.

“I am glad to say I have one of the best guides in Masai Mara and his name is Alfred Korir from Zebra Plains Mara Camp.”

The Wildebeest Migration is known as The World Cup of Wildlife where over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

 

“I like wildlife action, I am fascinated in captures where the action is frozen,” added Elmar.

“In a photograph, you can see so many details that you can´t see during live viewing.

“It´s hard to see an animal being killed but that is the circle of life.”

 

 

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