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Lion braved a river full of crocodiles to try and sink his teeth into a de.ad hippo

These photos show how the lioness took on a river full of crocodiles to feast on the remains of a de.ad hippo.


A hungry lion braves a crocodile-infested river to get to an upside-down hippo


The hippo died overnight of natural causes

American IT manager Richard Chew captured the amazing pictures of two of the world’s most fearsome creatures going head-to-head at the Masai Mara nature reserve in Kenya.

As the lion sinks his teeth into the hippo, a number of crocodiles appear


The lion roared into action and clawed at the angry reptiles

According to the Mirror, the lion braved the crocodile-infested waters in a bid to get her teeth into the hippo, which had died overnight due to natural causes.

Neither side showed any sign of backing down, leading to a lengthy standoff


The photographer said it was “amazing to see the food chain in action”

The fearless lion shows no sign of backing down when several crocodiles emerge from the water.

The tense standoff was captured in the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.


The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, the USA who was on holiday with his wife.

“It was amazing to see the food chain in action. The lion was showing his rival no fear,” said Mr. Chew.

Semi-professional photographer Richard has traveled the world taking pictures but said it was a really unique moment