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Eco-photos of the week: July 18-24

By: Catie Leary on July 23, 2010, 7:08 a.m.
No chance of survival

Photo: David Lloyd

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No chance of survival

Surrounded by crocodiles, a doomed wildebeest makes a last gasp attempt to reach the other side of the Mara River in Kenya. The animal finally succumbed to the inevitable after a two-hour battle with the hungry crocs.

The stricken animal was one of 500 crossing the river in Kenya's Masai Mara reserve on the annual migration that serves as a source of food for predators. The wildebeest became separated from the herd, making it a guaranteed feast for the Nile crocodiles.