Crocs vs. Hippos

The series of photographs below showcase the moment a group of crocodiles and herd of hippos came face to face in Zambia (South Luangwa National Park).

The crocs were simply resting on the side of the river when the hippos imposed on their territory. More than 150 crocs descended on the river towards the mammals to protect their feasting ground – a place where the crocs commonly feast on dead hippo caucus. After 45 minutes of sizing up and yawning, the hippos retreated to deeper water as the crocs stood their ground on the banks and shallows.

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