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Cat Fight In The Savannah

MANDATORY BYLINE - PIC BY ANDREW ATKINSON / FOTOLIBRA / CATERS NEWS - (Pictured a lion and lioness head to head) - These are the rip-roaring scenes of a mass battle between a pride of lions which were snapped by a brave photographer from just TWENTY metres away. The spontaneous brawl in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania was caught by amateur photographer Andrew Atkinson who captured the early morning combat between the young cats just as the sun came up. The safari truck he was on pulled up as the dominant male strode over to kick-start the turf wars between the big cats who can tip the scales at anywhere up to the 180kg mark. SEE CATERS COPY.

Epic cat fight in the savannah

The cat fight is a bitter battle between the male and female beasts, who savagely erupt into a ferocious showdown in the Mara Triangle, within the heart of the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa. Wildlife photographers witnessed the brawl, and these photos show the fierce nature of these wild animals who lock their jaws around each others' throats.

 

The Masai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, named after the Masai people the traditional tribe of the area. Its 1,500sq km are home to 500 lions in over 20 prides.