Dramatic moment two prowling lions attack a large buffalo in the Serengeti and then devour their prey


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Two lions have shown why they are so feared, with a brutal attack on a large buffalo caught on camera.

The prowling duo, thought to be brothers, chased down their prey in the Serengeti, and were seen tucking into their feast.

A fully-grown buffalo can weigh up to 910kg, but this huge beast was no match for the lion kings.

The stunning series of pictures were taken by photographer Mortiz Stragholz.

A male lion approaches the buffalo in the distance before the deadly attack
The buffalo attempted to escape from the grips of the feared lion during the attack
One of the lions digs its claws into its huge prey as another looks on menacingly
Roaring success: The two lions hunted down the buffalo in the Serengeti
Terrifying: The buffalo is attacked by one of the lions, which attempts to grab hold of it with his teeth
Teamwork: The two lions surround the buffalo, which is unable to escape from the deadly predators
Hungry lion: The huge beast leaps onto the buffalo, which can weigh more than 900kg
Lion King: The lion looks directly at the camera as his prey attempts to escape from his grip
The stunning pictures were taken in the Serengeti by photographer Mortiz Stragholz
The two male lions are seen eating the buffalo, which by now has been killed
One of the lions, with blood around his mouth, is seen tucking into his newly-killed meal
King of the Serengeti: One of the lions pictured with blood under his mouth as he eats the buffalo
A lion covers the buffalo’s face with his mouth after the huge beast is killed

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