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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Herd Of Hippos And Over A Hundred Crocodiles In Epic River Standoff

A battle for the ages.


Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captured the extraordinary moment around 140 crocodiles stood down a herd of hippos.


Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captured the extraordinary moment around 140 crocodiles stood down a herd of hippos.


Mol took the pictures during a microlight flight over the Luangwa River in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.


The pictures appear to have been taken in November 2011 but were uploaded online on Monday.


Marc Mol/Mercury Press


The pictures show a dead hippo on the edge of the river surrounded by the crocodiles.


The pictures show a dead hippo on the edge of the river surrounded by the crocodiles.


Marc Mol/Mercury Press


The herd of hippos appears to consider approaching the scene before backing away.


The herd of hippos appears to consider approaching the scene before backing away.


Marc Mol/Mercury Press


“I was up in a helicopter above the river in the early hours of the morning and my pilot John Coppinger and I saw around 100 crocodiles feasting on a dead hippo,” Mol said.


“I was up in a helicopter above the river in the early hours of the morning and my pilot John Coppinger and I saw around 100 crocodiles feasting on a dead hippo,” Mol said.


Marc Mol/Mercury Press




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