Dramatic photos show the big cat pouncing on the reptile, leading to a death struggle lasting 20 minutes A wildlife photographer was left stunned after watching a stealthy jaguar ambush and kill a yacare caiman during a brutal and lengthy battle. Dramatic photos show the big cat pouncing on the reptile in a sneak attack, sparking a fight to the death that few humans have ever witnessed. The young jaguar wrestled with the caiman for more than 20 minutes as it sank its powerful jaws into the reptile’s neck and the back of its skull. The caiman desperately tried to break free during the death struggle, but was dragged into the jungle as the predator became prey for a much stronger beast. The jaguar wraps his paws, with razor-sharp claws, around the doomed caiman (Image: Getty) The astonishing scene unfolded in front of photographer Chris Brunskill Images show the jaguar extending its razor-sharp claws as it wraps its paws around the doomed caiman. The cat wins the battle, lifting the reptile out of the water by its neck and then dragging its lifeless body out of view. Moments earlier the female jaguar had charged at a group of capybara without success The astonishing scene unfolded in front of photographer Chris Brunskill on a river in a remote part of Brazil on Tuesday morning. He revealed how he managed to capture the amazing photos along the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso. He wrote on Facebook: “We were on the main Rio Cuiaba when we got an early radio call reporting a jaguar had been seen near to the Corixo de Camindo and duly headed up there at top speed, arriving just after nine o’clock. “Over the next hour we followed the cat and watched at close range as she charged unsuccessfully on a small group of capybara.