Caught on camera! This is the moment a cheeky little snapper crawled onto the back of a hippo for a ride across a Kruger park dam in South Africa.
The opportune shot was captured by 21 year-old field guide and wildlife photographer Richard Millar. ‘When I arrived at the dam the hippo was almost fully submerged in the mud with just his nostrils sticking out. He had a grey heron perched on his back but about 5 minutes later the heron flew away and a baby crocodile decided it was his turn!’
According to Richard the croc clambered up from behind the hippo’s ear, sprawled across his blubbery backside and stretched out for a casual ride around the dam. ‘He would sit for about 10 minutes and then go for a dip and do the whole thing again!’ When Richard left the baby croc was as cool as a cat, still stretched out and lapping up the rays on his handy hippo-lilo.