Epic 7-page feature from EW.
Wildlife photographer Patrick Castleberry spent 15 minutes watching this South American alligator try to prise open a turtle’s shell at the Okefenokee Swanp in Georgia. “I was taking shots of a great heron and saw out the corner of my eye what looked like a ball bouncing beside the water,” explains Patrick. “I quickly realised what it was and thought the alligator was going to win in the end at cracking the shell. When he finally gave up I walked over to the turtle expecting it to be dead and was amazed to find it quite alive and on its back. I flipped it over and it scrambled into the water.”
Picture: Patrick Castleberry/Caters News Agency (via Pictures of the day - Telegraph)