This hapless crocodile was forced to share his meal with his friends after struggling to rip apart his prey by himself.
The gruesome series of pictures shows the crocodile struggling to eat the impala he has just killed after trying to tear it apart by waving it in the air.
After getting into difficulties in the water the fearsome reptile moved his prey to a nearby dam where his friends help him to rip it apart.
The crocodile was successful in his hunt for a meal and began trying to tear up the impala in South Africa
Crocodiles often throw their prey around to try and make it more manageable to eat like here
Full swing: The impala is thrown around but to no avail as it is just too big for this crocodile to handle
But his fellow crocodiles wanted to a slice of the food action and so forced him to share.
The pictures were captured by 58-year-old David Moffat from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park.
He said: ‘When I witnessed what the crocodiles were doing I was amazed – I was so lucky I was at the right place right time.
‘The croc caught the young impala on the side of the dam and drowned it and killed it – but in order to eat it he needed it to be smaller pieces.
On the move: The hungry crocodile decides to take its catch to land so it can have another go at eating its prey
On land: Still struggling to rip apart the impala, other crocodiles become interested in the food on offer
Friendly visitor?: If he was hoping for a quiet lunch on his own, he’d be disappointed with this new arrival
Two’s company, three’s a crowd: As the feasting began, more diners pitched up hoping for some impala
Tear and share: The crocodiles – now four in number – cut up the animal so they can each get their lunches
‘To do this crocodiles normally either whip it in the air to try and split it in two or offer it to other crocodiles that will grip a piece in their mouths and spin ripping a chuck off which us what we see in this series.
‘In the end the first crocodile manages to eat about half of the impala whole.’