Killed in a fountain of blood: the doomed zebra is thrown into the air by a crocodile when it encounters a gruesome end
- Zebra’s death was photographed by financial advisor Dennis Stogsdill, 50, from Chappaqua, New York
- Photos were taken during a trip to the Mara Triangle, part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
- The animal had been part of a herd that carefully crossed a river while crocodiles lurked underwater
Crocodiles are known for their terrifying ability to catch and kill their prey.
And this huge creature was no exception because it threw an unfortunate zebra into the air with the force of its powerful jaws – before sending a fountain of blood into the air as it bit into it.
The shocking scene was depicted in Kenya by financial advisor Dennis Stogsdill, 50, of Chappaqua, New York, on a trip to the Mara Triangle, part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the south of the country.
Mr. Stogsdill photographed the build-up to the zebra’s death. The animal was part of a herd that carefully crossed a river. Without knowing it, the 16-meter-long crocodile lurked under the water.
It was seen to spring up from under the unfortunate zebra and force it into the air. Then it clamped its powerful jaws around its diaphragm.
The zebra was then seen upside down with its rear hooves protruding from the water. As the crocodile took a bite, blood spurted into the air and was captured vividly on camera.
A final image showed the crocodile with only one of the zebra’s hooves hanging from its mouth.
A crocodile in the Mara Triangle, Kenya, was photographed and biting an unfortunate zebra, spewing a fountain of blood into the air
The shocking scene was depicted by financial advisor Dennis Stogsdill, 50, of Chappaqua, New York. The crocodile first jumped out from under the hapless zebra and forced it into the air
The crocodile then clamped its powerful jaws around the diaphragm of the terrified zebra, sending it airborne
A final image showed the crocodile with only one of the zebra’s hooves hanging from its mouth
The crocodile that killed the hapless zebra was just one of many photographed by Mr. Stogsdill
Safety in numbers: The zebra was part of a huge herd that carefully crossed a river
The zebras did their best to avoid the hungry crocodile, but one of the animals couldn’t get away
Mr Stogsdill (pictured) was perfectly located to capture the run-up to the zebra’s death, as well as the moment the crocodile finished it