TWO huge male lions were caught on camera as they fought it out in a battle for supremacy and mating rights.
Two lions caught on camera as they fought it out in a vicious dust-up
Photographer and designer Ingo Gerlach, 63, managed to capture the striking images of the two majestic animals getting physical in an aggressive dust-up, marking their territory in Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.
The formidable pair snarled, swiped and sunk their teeth into each other during the vicious punch-up.
He said: “I took some of my favourite photos while I was out there – I would love to go back and take some more.”
The German photographer from Cologne has been snapping pictures of animals for 40 years and was desperate to return to Kenya for new pictures.
Things get physical between these two lions in the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya
The 63-year-old photographer has been taking animal pictures for 40 years
“I only get really excited when I look back on them and realise I’ve captured something special.”
The experienced photographer added: “When I’m taking photos I’m unemotional and just focus on taking the best possible picture.”
The snarling lions were clearly in disagreement about something
They began ferociously roaring at one another in Kruger National Park, South Africa