Komodo dragons, along with crocodiles and alligators, are the closest thing we have to dinosaurs. They’re big and muscular (reaching up to 10 feet and 150 pounds), leathery and downright scary looking.
So, you can imagine what it would be like to see a couple of these guys in a scuffle.
Australian photographer Chris Bray had a ringside seat for a real life fight between two of them on Rinca Island in Indonesia, where these bad boys roam free. And we have to say, he’s one brave human being.
These dragons are straight carnivores with venomous saliva and will attack anyone or anything they feel threatened by.
Bray says he captured the fight during mating season and the two dragons battled it out for dominance for about an hour.
Two huge male Komodo Dragons battling it out for supremacy right in front of us on Rinca Island in the Komodo national park the other day! Note the GoPro camera at their feet they have already trampled on and knocked over… Great footage! Also filmed it all in 360-degree Virtual Reality! On assignment for @australiangeographic with @aptouring #explorer_collective