Video shows crocodile using tail to propel itself out of the water

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A National Geographic photographer on assignment in northern Australia recently captured incredible, yet terrifying video of a crocodile propelling itself out of the water.

Photographer Trevor Frost was working to capture point-of-view video of what it’s like to get trapped in the jaws of a crocodile.

One of the close-up videos he posted to Instagram shows a saltwater crocodile using its tail to propel itself toward a dangling piece of meat.

“Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails,” Frost explains in the video’s description. “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.”

Frost’s entire project can be seen on National Geographic’s website.

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