By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1
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The foal was crossing the Mara River in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, when one of the enormous reptiles spotted an opportunity.
The determined zebra managed to escape the jaws of the first predator only to be dragged under by the second crocodile.
South African photographer Les Penfold captured the brutal scene on a 16 day trip to the game reserve.
The 52-year-old chartered accountant said: "This particular zebra was in a herd that crossed.
"He was lagging slightly behind and that was probably part of he reason he was isolated and caught.
"Sadly for this poor zebra, the second crocodile launched a determined attack and succeeded in taking it down.
"Whilst it is understandable that this is a natural event and part of the circle of life, it is hard not to shout for and support the zebras as they attempted to cross the Mara River.
"They are reasonably intelligent animals with good eyesight and can often weave their way through the awaiting crocodiles.
"This is unlike the white-bearded wildebeest that typically walk straight through the river oblivious to the crocodiles and often succumb to the attacks."
Les took the images on August 19 with the whole attack taking place within just four seconds.
Older zebras can be quite skilled in averting crocodiles, but the younger ones can be less fortunate.
Les explains: "Younger foals generally have less luck and do fall prey to the patrolling crocodiles, some of which are up to six metres in length.
"Whilst it is sad to see any animal give up its life, it is very satisfying to be a witness to the event and be able to capture this wildlife story on camera.”