THIS is the amazing moment a lion fought off the snapping jaws of a crocodile so it could feed on a dead hippo
The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, USA who was on holiday with his wife.
He said: “It was such an amazing moment in wildlife and our Kenyan guide Abdul has never seen anything like it before.
“The lions left in search of other prey and we went to explore a different area.” But when Richard returned to the same spot at the end of the day, the two lions had managed to get to the other side and were battling with 15 crocodiles for the free meal.
“The lions were really showing no fear. The river was full of crocodiles who were wanting a piece of the hippo but the lions were putting up a good fight.
“It was amazing to watch the wildlife food chain in action.”