Robert Ndawuasa

Camera: Canon R6

Lens: RF100-500 F4.5-7.1 IS USM

Aperture: F 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 1600

Description: Crocodiles attacking Zebras crossing the Mara River at main crossing point

Story from behind the lens: We watched as the Zebras would come to the edge of the river approaching very cautiously, clearly aware of the presence of Crocodiles. Eventually the urge to cross became too much and it only takes one brave Zebra to make the move and the rest would follow. This is what the Crocodiles were waiting for, a disturbance in the river, suddenly a dozen of them made their move towards the crossing zebras. Some kicked and jumped to avoid the wide gaping mouths of the Crocs trying to grab one of them. One of them wasn't lucky as a huge croc grabbed one of its hind legs and did a death roll. Another massive croc ripped its stomach open but somehow the Zebra was able to get away but only for a moment. The damage was already done and the poor Zebra could only manage to go only a few feet and wait for the impending doom that was to follow. A single Croc approached it again as other Zebras hurriedly passed the injured Zebra unable to move. This Zebra did not go down without a fight as it tried to fight the Croc with whatever means necessary. It shoved the Croc with its head and was able to give the attacker a good bite until the croc retreated. Zebras are known to be very dangerous for their back kicks and biting. Eventually more crocs arrived and that was the end for one very brave Zebra.