A National Geographic team used remote-controlled vessels to capture an exclusive perspective of the saltwater crocodile's attack: from within its mouth.
Photographer Trevor Frost first became fascinated with saltwater crocodiles on a visit to Australia a few years ago. Saltwater crocodiles have a cult-like following, for good reason: these remnants from prehistoric times are the largest living reptiles, growing to about 20 ft long and weighing over 2,200 lb. They also have the strongest recorded bite force, which ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 pounds per square inch — more than enough to crush a human skull.
Frost worked with filmmaker Melissa Lesh on a month-long expedition to get a uniquely intimate portrait of the saltwater crocodile. They used remote-controlled toy boats with cameras to get as close as possible to these defensive creatures, and succeeded in capturing the first footage of a crocodile attack from within its mouth.