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04/19/2014 12:43 pm ET Updated May 05, 2014

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

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!

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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