All looked lost when this young and lone buffalo was attacked by two lions in a South African national park.
But the pair had not bargained on the buffalo’s friends coming to his rescue, and moments later they were tossed several feet in the air before being chased away.
The dramatic scene was captured on camera in the Mjejane Reserve on the border of the Kruger Park.
The two young lions had been silently stalking the buffalo for about 45 minutes before the incident occurred.
In a flash they pounced and began to take down their prey.
The buffalo put up a brave fight, but ultimately looked destined to succumb to the ruthless attack.
‘It looked like it was game over, he really looked finished’, said Oliver.
‘Then we saw two of the original herd coming back to investigate and we didn’t really know what to expect’.
As the young buffalo fell to the ground, a large bull from the herd sized up the situation, seized his opportunity and attacked the young lion.