Moment jaguar leaps from Brazil river bank in bid to catch otter below.

This is the moment a jaguar was captured diving from the top of a river bank in an attempt to catch a giant river otter.

After spotting a family of otters travelling noisily downstream, the sharp-eyed predator is seen stealthily making its way across the top of an 26ft river bank.

Noticing the youngest and smallest of the group trailing behind, the fearless feline decided to make the most of its vantage point by launching into the water head first.

But it seems that this is one big cat that might still needs a few diving lessons as the lucky otter managed to slip beneath the brown mirky water of the Cuiaba River in Brazil.

Captured by Irish photographer, David Jenkins, 41, the mammals can be heard calling loudly to their youngest member of the family.

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