Jaguar Conquers Caiman In Epic Battle At Brazilian River

David Moye

In a battle of big cat vs. big reptile, who do you think is favored?

Our money is on the cat, based on the photos of this confrontation between a jaguar and a caiman on the shores of the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Jaguars prey on caimans, though sometimes seeing the two animals go head-to-head can be shocking for people. Photographer Chris Brunskill captured this 20-minute melee at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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 A jaguar ambushes a giant jacare caiman high up on the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 

(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)

The cat wrestled with the reptile for over twenty minutes in a death struggle witnessed by photographer Chris Brunskill.

(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)

Caimans form a large part of the jaguar's diet in the Pantanal but battles such as this are very rarely observed and seldom photographed.

(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)
(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)
(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)
(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)
(Chris Brunskill Ltd via Getty Images)
  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.