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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce grew up on a plot of farmland in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after ...

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on Crocodile Thrashes Egyptian Goose in Epic Display

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Incredible photos Bruce. Crocodiles are extremely dangerous. I think it is because they are in the water. We watched a croc “drown” an Impala. It had the animal by the back, and as the Impala tried to get away it swallowed more water and eventually died. You see many elephants with a piece of the trunk gone. Saw a video if a croc taking a waterbuck.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Wow! Awesome story and fantastic photos! Crocodiles are fearsome creatures for sure! Thanks for sharing, Bruce!

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Bruce, Thanks for the photos of a crocodile in action. Great photography as well.

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

Nothing to say but WOW . . .

Ian Maclarty
Explorer

Great post Bruce. We once saw a croc at Camp Dam breaking off bits of an Nyala but it was nowhere close to being this impressive a display

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Wow! Crocodiles are fearsome creatures and even more so when with prey. What an amazing experience, Bruce and incredible images!

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Great shots … shows why patience and preparation can make an incredible series of shots … well done! VERY happy they don’t wander too far from the water!

Sylvain Villeroy De Galhau
Guest Contributor

Bruce, your picture Dsc 3664 is simply stunning! So much energy and brutal force summarised in a single picture with a million water droplets filling out the space, this is a masterpiece. Sad for the goose but this is the bush…

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

OMG- fabulous blog, but even more so, your photos of the action. What excitement- we can feel it in your images! Predators take many shapes and forms, but truly the crocodile is formidable as it lurks out of sight , waiting for a meal. No wonder big cats drink cautiously from the water’s edge, when the body of water is large enough to hide a croc!

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

Bruce i agree with you, crocodiles seem to me to be the scariest of all the animals we have seen. They are also sneaky, lying just at or under the surface. That must have been something to see. Hope you are well and also Robert. Victoria

Joan Schmiidt
Senior Digital Ranger

Bruce – loves the photos, especially 7 & 8 – well done 🐊

Awesome photos!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

Bruce your images are SO powerful and action packed! Outstanding coverage of crocodile violence. I can see why all others stay out of harm’s way!

Michael & Terri Klauber
Digital Tracker

Bruce, Thanks for the amazing shots! Incredible action sequence!

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