The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

In this breathtaking shots you will see the mortal combat between a hippo and two lions. Having driven into the river hippopotamus, lions pair waited time bated in neighboring stones for two hours, to lure the victim. The outcome of the fight was decided in advance ...

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

1. Witness the drama became a 39-year-old photographer Andrew Schumann. "One morning I was awakened by the cries of alarm, though I did not know what it screams hippopotamus." In the photo: the lion jumped on the hippo's back, and the second attack in front. It was in the Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

2. "I went to the noise and saw a young hippo 3-5 years, surrounded by hungry lions. Every time a hippo tried to run away, the lions ran after him, and he again retreated to saving water. " In the photo: the lions chased the hippo in the water.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

3. One of the lions trying to oust hippo out of the water, but he himself banished.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

4. "Judging by the scratches on the back of a hippopotamus, lions chased him for a long time. Lions lay down on the rocks near the water. about two hours hippopotamus slowly rose out of the water. It's like he did not see lions, crouching in the grass. " Photo: lions hiding on the rocks as if are not interested in their production.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

5. On land the hippo turned the face of mortal danger.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

6. Leo jumped on the victim's back, while the other circled around. It can be seen as a hippopotamus and exhausted wounded.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

7. Then both predator began to attack.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

8. Hippo in horror again ran to the water. Meanwhile, the drama has attracted the attention of the third lion.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

9. And the third predator does not force himself to wait a long time ...

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

10. Three against one - the hippo had no chance.

The brutal nature: hippopotamus against Lions

11. In the end, he gave up.

12. Game over. 1: 0 in favor of the lions. Poor began to devour their prey right in the water. "While it is always unpleasant to look like other animals are killed, it is the nature, and it is an unforgettable sight," - says the photographer.

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