Wildlife photographers Trevor Frost and Melissa Lesh have captured the first ever video of a crocodile attack from the view of the powerful reptiles' prey. The duo's team strapped foam to GoPro cameras and dropped them into infested creeks in Australia's Northern Territory.
Credit: National Geographic
Saltwater crocodiles grow to about 20 feet in length and can weigh over 2,200 pounds. And if that doesn't seem like danger enough for a hunter, saltwater crocs have the strongest recorded bite force of any animal on the planet—anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds per square inch. That kind of force can easily crush a human skull. There were only an estimated 3,000 saltwater crocs left in Australia by 1970, but now some scientists say there are about 100,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory alone. There may be 200,000 across all of northern Australia. This comeback is considered by many to be the result of the most successful predator conservation program in the world.
Image: The creatures lay quietly underneath the water as they wait for a chance to grab their prey Credit: National Geographic