A Nile Crocodile and is companions spent nearly two hours chasing down this wildebeest in the waters of the River Mara in August 2009. Because the water was shallower than normal that year, drowning its victim is not as easy, so wearing the wildebeest down over time was the best option. We were lucky, having prime viewing near the water's edge for this episode after most of the other onlookers and photographers had gone. The wildebeest battled bravely for those two hours before succumbing.

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