This is the gruesome moment a huge Crocodile Devours Gazelle with one bite in a savage river ambush.
The predator launched the brutal attack after the unsuspecting animal followed its family into a river in Kenya.
Photographer, Clifford Knight, captured the moment the male gazelle made a break for freedom, only to be snared in the reptile’s giant jaws.
Giant Crocodile Devours Gazelle in one savage bite
Hunter: Dramatic pictures show the moment a crocodile clamped its enormous jaws around a male gazelle that had followed its partner into the water
Brutal: In one savage bite the crocodile devoured the prey, tilting its head back to crunch the gazelle between its jaws
Mr Knight said: ‘I noticed a small family of three Thompson’s gazelles on the bank. They nervously came down to drink. When one of the females suddenly decided she wanted to cross and boldly led the way.
‘As she got into the deeper water she realised a huge crocodile was powering through the water towards her.
‘She frantically jumped and plunged, struggling her way forwards against the current in a bid to race it to the shore and safety.’
‘There was no escape as he leapt straight into the jaws of the colossal and ruthless beast.
‘It was heart-wrenching to listen to his cries of distress and hear the sound of his bones crunching. The jaws closed down on him. His days were over and his demise swift and merciless.
The gazelle made a desperate bid for freedom by leaping and plunging through the water.
But it proved fruitless and the crocodile soon hunted the animal down
gazelle made a desperate bid for freedom
Pictures show the giant predator swimming up behind the unsuspecting gazelle moments. After that it launched its attack
The gazelle soon ended up in the crocodile’s jaws and within 15 minutes it had been entirely devoured by the predator
The giant predator launched an attack on gazelle. As it was crossing a river in Kenya and made easy work of finishing his meal
‘An incredible moment had unfolded before my eyes. I had been given a rare and precious insight into the way nature works.
But at the time of the attack I could not believe what I was seeing and felt a mixture of awe. I have to witness such a harrowing event.
‘However, realising I would probably never see anything like it again. I forced myself to try and concentrate on recording the action.
‘The whole scenario was over and finished within 15 minutes leaving me with a strangely heavy heart for the rest of the day.’