Don’t get ME! Camera-shy crocodile flashes its teeth as it falls out of the sea to attack low-flying drone
- Quentin Roper films crocodile while standing still in the sea near Groote Eylandt, Australia
- The drone goes over the head of the reptile and the crocodile falls to the camera
- Sharp teeth of the saltwater crocodile touch the lens of the camera while it is rotating in the air
This is the amazing moment when a furious crocodile falls out of the sea to attack a low-flying drone because it comes too close to the camera-shy reptile.
The images, filmed by Quentin Roper, capture the saltwater crocodile as it wades through the sea near the coast of Groote Eylandt in Australia.
The drone then begins to get closer to the reptile, passes the head of the animal and captures the beautiful landscape behind it.
But while Mr. Roper holds the camera too close to the crocodile, he pushes himself out of the water and falls to the drone.
Quentin Roper captured the amazing moment when a saltwater crocodile jumped to his drone while flying over the sea near the coast of Groote Eylandt in Australia
The camera then turns in the air while the sharp teeth of the reptile are seen in the lens.
However, it is quickly entitled to itself and is able to successfully fly away from the stage and navigate back to the boat that Mr Roper had on board on February 9.
Speaking after capturing the incredible images, Mr. Roper said the saltwater crocodile was about 60 meters from the boat when the drone left.
“I saw the saltwater crocodile about 70 meters from the boat and it went straight for us,” he said.
The drone captures beautiful views of the Groote Eylandt coastline as it passes over a saltwater crocodile
Because the camera comes too close to the reptile, he falls to the drone and bares his teeth in front of the camera
Moments later, the crocodile releases Mr. Roper’s drone despite the aggressive attack
“I started the drone as quickly as possible to get a closer look and the attack happened. He or she remained hanging around after the incident, very interested in our little tiger and the drone.
‘We kept filming and taking pictures until the drone’s battery was almost empty and then I tried to land the drone in the boat.
“It just went crazy, so I had to crash it into the boat, otherwise we would have lost the drone and more importantly the footage.
“I knew we had epic images, sometimes you have to take a risk to get the reward.”
The drone is then able to successfully fly away from the scene and navigate back to the boat where Mr Roper was on board on February 9