At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty. The crocodile, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, often considered the "apex predator", can still fall victim to implemented 'team-work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and "survival of the pack" mentality bred into the canines. See the remarkable photograph next, courtesy of Nature Magazine. The mauling was still taking place as the attached picture was being taken. The photographer deserves a medal for his bravery. Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle-hold on the croc' preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing about. The third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the croc'. Brutal and beautiful all at the same time - truly amazing. Warning: Please don’t scroll down to the remarkable photograph below if you're squeamish!