If you've ever wondered what it might look like to be attacked by a saltwater crocodile, you can watch this video to get a glimpse.
Photographer Trevor Frost and filmmaker Melissa Lesh captured what is most likely the first video footage of a saltwater croc from the perspective of the prey.
Salties, as Australians call the crocs, can be found in brackish and fresh water areas of northern Australia, Southeast Asia and eastern India. And as their name implies, they can travel around in salt water and have been spotted quite a distance out at sea. They're famous for making a meal of prey as large as buffalo, boar and even sharks.
To capture the unique footage of a saltwater crocodiles attack, the duo created remote controlled boats fitted with video cameras. They deployed the boats along the shoreline where the salties hang out.
This is about as close as you'll ever want to get to one of these beasts. Considering these crocs can grow to be 20 feet long and weigh over 2,200 pounds - and have the strongest recorded bite force of any animal on earth - a human would be just a noontime snack.
According to National Geographic, "There were only an estimated 3,000 saltwater crocs left in Australia by 1970, but now some scientists say there are about 100,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory alone. There may be 200,000 across all of northern Australia. This comeback is considered by many to be the result of the most successful predator conservation program in the world."
The footage is part of a larger project Frost is creating to show the story of the saltwater crocs from the cultural significance of the species to revealing their daily lives along the rivers.