When it comes to fast food in the animal world, it can't come much quicker and easier than it did for this smug alligator.
While it was certainly fortunate timing for crafty predator, it was the last, and most unlucky, moment for the Florida gar fish who unwittingly jumped straight into the alligator's jaws.
The incredible moment was snapped by wildlife photographer Marina Scarr in Florida, America, during a summer heatwave.
The great pictures show the needle fish jumping out of the Myakka River and into the alligator's open mouth who, after flipping it over, swallows it whole.
The fish stood little chance against the more than 70 alligators who had descended on the river when the water levels dropped during the drought in July last year. /dailymail.co.uk/