This is the brutal moment that a battle between crocodiles happened in a South African river. The bigger ones ripped the smaller open and feasted on its head.
The grizzly images show the large animal capturing the smaller crocodile by the neck and violently lashing it around.
And after being satisfied it has died, the bigger crocodile tears off its rival’s head before chewing down on its flesh.
The large crocodile spotted a little rival in a South African river
After grabbing the little creature by the neck, the large crocodile began thrashing it around in the water to make sure it was dead
The jaw-dropping moment was snapped by amateur photographer Rob Bowie from Cape Town, who was visiting the Letaba river.
He said: ‘It was an unbelievable moment.
‘It took a good few minutes with the big croc doing its roll a couple of times but we couldn’t make out what it had in its jaws.
He captured the animal by grabbing it by the neck and violently lashed it around in water to make sure it was dead
The incredible images showing the moment the crocodile pounced on a fellow animal, were shot by Rob Bowie from Cape Town
The large crocodile causes a massive splash in the river as he slams the smaller animal’s body against the river to try and kill it
‘Finally we saw it had attacked another croc with this stunning show of raw power – throwing its prey violently through the air.’
Mr Bowie was left dumbfounded by the crocodile’s brutal attack after setting up his equipment to photograph an elephant playing in the river.
He then quickly turned his camera to shoot the incredible crocodile attack.
After thrashing the animal around in the water, the crocodile then began chewing down on the flesh as it swam through the river
Mr Bowie said: ”It took us a while to realise what was going on but when we did it was amazing – I remember us all shouting “it’s another croc!”‘
After feasting on the head, the large crocodile then quietly slipped away and carried the body of his dead opponent in his mouth
He added: ‘There we were, watching an elephant knee deep in the Letaba river, having a spash and enjoying the water as elephants love to do when we noticed a commotion in the water.
‘A very large croc along with several others had clearly caught something although we hadn’t seen any action.
‘It took us a while to realise what was going on but when we did it was amazing – I remember us all shouting “it’s another croc!”‘