This incredible film captures the moment when a gigantic centipede and a great serpent fight to the death.
The images, taken in Guangzhou, China, show a huge red-headed Chinese centipede struggling with a snake on a rocky terrain.
The shocking two-minute clip shows the creatures trapped in a deadly entanglement as they turn and turn into an epic struggle.
In the clip, the centipede seems to hold despite being much smaller than the reptile.
And while the snake tries to attack, the centipede, with a black body of 20 cm, red head and red antenna, manages to turn the snake on its back.
The last 30 seconds of the clip capture the arthropod gaining the improbable battle, while tightening the snake's head harder.
The creatures at war turned around several times during the two minutes as they struggled to survive in Guagzhou, China.
The blood can be seen on the ground while the snake tries desperately to free itself, but there is no escape.
The mortal centipede can hunt prey up to 15 times larger thanks to a deadly poison that can provoke an attack on its victim.
Known as Ssm Spooky Toxin, it wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous system of its victim.
Scientists say it blocks the movement of potassium in and out of mammalian cells, stopping blood flow and causing heart failure.
Terence Farrell, a professor of biology at Stetson University in Florida, told National Geographic: "Most things do not want to mess with centipedes. They have these nasty fangs in the front that inject very painful bites.
Despite being much smaller than his adversary, the centipede showed no signs of weakness while fighting for his life with the snake.