'LIONESS CROCODILE FIGHT", BY PIA DIERICKX; WINNER, 'REPTILES OF AFRICA'.
"Two lionesses walked straight into the river without checking for danger. The crocodile moved swiftly to the deeper water in front of the second lioness. She did not anticipate the ambush and when the attack was suddenly launched, it was over in seconds. The lionesses uttered a call that I have never heard before. It was a growl but with unusual overtones of great distress. Immediately the remainder of the pride ran towards the commotion but since it was so short-lived, they stopped almost immediately, almost as if confused by the lack of any evidence of the source of the distress call. Eventually, despite the threat, the remainder of the pride crossed the channel safely."