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Massive Herd Of Hippos Faces Off With Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Epic Battle Of The Beasts (PHOTOS)

This epic standoff was captured by photographer Marc Mol in 2011 during a trip over Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Mol was taking a microlight flight early in the morning when he and his copilot saw more than 140 crocs feasting on a dead hippo. The animal's herd quickly fled the scene as the hungry reptiles chowed down, but the battle of the beasts reflects a brutal, yet necessary encounter in the animal kingdom.

Take a look at the photos below.

  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)
  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)
  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)
  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)
  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)
  • (Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters)

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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