These dramatic photos show a clash of giants as a protective momma elephant and a ferocious crocodile get in an epic tug of war in Zambia.
The female elephant and her cub were drinking on the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park when they were a.tta.cked.
Jumping out of the murky waters, a vicious alligator bites the female’s trunk.
Bringing her hind legs down, the elephant didn’t give up and turned away from the water, despite the predator gripping her trunk.
Using fantastic strength, the female managed to knock the crocodile out of the water.
She survived the a.tta.ck with her child, although there was a second scare when the baby tripped as the pair ran away.
They were seen feeding on the river late in the day.
South Luangwa National Park is famous for its powerful elephant herds of up to 70 individuals.
Covering an area of 9000 square kilometers, the park has 60 species of animals, including baboons, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, leopards, lions, and hippos.