Jaguar Ambushes Basking Caiman in Brazil

An 8-foot long Yacare caiman basking on a sand bank didn't stand a chance against a jaguar's amphibious assault. The jaguar closed in on the caiman using the hyacinth as cover before slipping into the water, according to photographer Justin Black, 39, who captured this ferocious scene in the Pantanal Wetlands of Brazil. "Once at the edge he exploded from the water and onto the caiman's back, swinging the claws of his right paw into its side," Black told the Daily Mail. The estimated 7-year-old, 280-pound jaguar made quick work of his prey and dragged it back across the water and into the jungle. "He lifted the 150lb caiman from the ground and trotted toward the water like it was a doggie bone," said Black. Click through this photo gallery to see how it all went down. Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov
Photo by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov

Photos by: Justin Black/Barcroft Media/Landov