Terrifying video shows how high crocodiles can jump

Footage shows the animal throwing its whole body out of the water

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Terrifying video shows crocodile's true strength

Crocodiles are known to be one of the most deadly species on earth with their razor sharp teeth and vice-like grip ensuring you don't want to get on the wrong side of them.

This video also just serves to show that their gnashers aren't the only things to be worried about, they have other terrifying talents too.

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Trevor Frost, a photographer with the Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide and National Geographic, captured in slow motion the moment an adult crocodile threw himself out of the water in the hopes of latching on to a hunk of meat dangling in the air above.

Friends, sorry it took me a day longer to get this video out to you; I was on a one day assignment for @sciencemagazine and had limited access to Internet. But here it is!!! Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails. Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine. In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water. Crocodiles are so cool. Stay tuned for more amazing crocodile photos and videos. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure

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The caption for the video, which was originally posted on Instagram, says: "Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails. Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine. In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water."

The clip shows the deadly animal launching itself into the air as its tail lashes against the surface of the river before it plummets back into the depths of the murky waters.

It's thought the video was filmed on the Adelaide River, Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory as part of Frost's first feature for National Geographic Magazine.



Frost's work also includes a video from the inside of a crocodile's mouth which is in equal parts petrifying and fascinating.

Speaking about his experiences filming the crocodiles on National Geographic, Frost said: "I definitely have an enormous respect for the creature, and my heart is always going."

He added: "I'm always thinking about every little thing that could go wrong to make sure that I stay safe and that I keep my team safe as well... So far I'm still alive, and I've got all my fingers and toes."

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