This is the incredible moment a pair of bloodied tigers slashed each other with their claws.
The dramatic battle was caught on camera at the world famous ‘Tiger Canyons’ in the Londolozi.
The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival.
Dramatic battle between bloodied tigers
This is the incredible moment a pair of bloodied tigers slashed each other with their claws in dramatic fight over territory
German photographer, Marion Vollborn, captured the predatory pair while on safari tour.
‘The day before I took these pictures, our group spotted two male tigers pacing along each of their own territory borders.
‘There had been a female tiger mating with both males. And there was a very tense atmosphere but nothing had yet happened.
‘In the morning we all suddenly heard a loud roar and we drove immediately towards the noise.
Rumble in the jungle: The two tigers come face to face, although the bigger tiger on the right won the bloody battle.
The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival
‘It was horrific to see mud, blood and water we could see them both breathing heavily because of the cold air.
‘One of the tigers assumed his rival to be dead and it stopped biting but the bitten tiger saw his chance to escape and save his own life.
‘All of a sudden a spectacular fight for life and death began, again and again the males clawed at each other.
All claws and teeth: One of the tigers seems to get the upper hand during their vicious clash.
Giving the evils: The two bloodied combatants stare each other down before resuming their ferocious encounter in a battle of territory
Raw power: While both fighters were up to the task, after 45 minutes of fighting a winner emerged. And it was the significantly stronger and younger male
Injured: ‘The roaring was unbelievably loud, everyone who was there watching was clearly scared and I will never forget those sounds,’ Vollborn said
‘The two opponents went from the reeds to the shrubbery and finally to an open area, both were bleeding heavily and we all feared the worst.
‘After 45 minutes of fighting a winner emerged, it was the significantly stronger and younger male.
‘Luckily, both survived the battle and their wounds are now healed.
‘For a photographer it’s spectacular to see something like this, but as an animal lover it makes it very hard to watch.’
After 45 minutes the larger tiger was deemed the winner
Finishing off: One of the tigers seems to have the upper hand as the other lies bloodied and submissive.
Both have now recovered from their wounds