COMM: Between June and October, the migrating animals of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara begin
the toughest part of their yearly migration. COMM: The river crossings. COMM: During this time, over a million wild animals such as zebras, wildebeest and antelopes
migrate across the crocodile infested waters of the Grumeti and Mara rivers. COMM: Safari guide Dennis has been working in the Maasai Mara reserve for 10 years and
captured this dramatic footage showing a herd of zebras crossing the Mara river. After waiting
in the early morning for around 30 minutes, the crossing started and it wasn’t long
before large numbers of crocodiles moved in and began to attack. Despite being aware of
the crocodiles, the panicked zebras continued their journey. As most of the zebras managed
to cross safely, sadly there are always some that don’t. COMM: This time it was a juvenile zebra who got caught. COMM: The harrowing moment didn’t take long as the crocodiles quickly moved in to bring it down. COMM: The crocodiles catch their prey in their strong jaws, pulling it under the water before
rolling around to tear off bits of flesh into smaller bite size chunks. COMM: These Nile crocodiles are one of the largest species in the world, reaching up
to five meters in length. They can survive for long periods of time without food. But
when they do eventually feed, they can consume up to half their body weight at one time.
Dennis has witnessed many scenes like this during his time working in the Maasai Mara
and although these scenes can be hard to watch, he believes it’s nature at its best.