To get these amazing shots requires plenty of patience, skills and luck. But as they say in animal photography, as in life in general: the greater the challenge, the greater the rewards.
This lion learns a lesson the hard way that water is the domain of the crocodile. He was just trying to make his way across the pond when a crocodile attacked him. Lucky for the lion, he made it alive.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is known for his stunning wildlife photos. This is one of his most dangerous assignments.