Giant Komodo dragons have been captured battling it out with each other in a scene that looks like it is straight out of a 1950s adventure film.
The incredible images showing the two large male dragons locked in a fight were captured on the Indonesian island of Rinca by Russian wildlife photographer Andrey Gudkov.
Mr Gudkov had been coming to the island of Rinca for several years hoping to capture the dragons in action.
Usually, fights between male dragons occur during the mating season, which lasts throughout August, but Mr Gudkov captured these impressive pictures in December. ‘Finally, I happened to travel there in December. And it was then that two large males met at the top of the hill.
‘My guide said that there could be a fight, and moments later, the dragons showed us two magnificent rounds of a few seconds each,’ he said.
The huge Komodo dragons look like they could have been taken straight from a scene of the popular 1959 sci-fi film Journey to the Centre of the Earth.