Amateur photographer Andreas Häntzschel, 39 from Aachen, Germany, captured the whole clash on camera when a valiant buffalo charged three lions after they grabbed a young calf from the herd. The three hungry lions crept up on the buffalo and calf in north-west Tanzania, East Africa, causing them to disperse in a terrifying 90-second ordeal. Though the bulk of the buffalo escaped, one animal turned back and stood firm against the lions in a bid to save its young. Although the big buffalo rallied and stood between her young and the lion’s teeth while charging horns-first at the circling predators. The three lions grabbed the opportunity to surround their prey and closed in on the calf. Nonetheless the outnumbered buffalo could not hold them at bay and a young lion pounced and snapped away the baby between its jaws. Moreover only the quick-thinking reactions of the young buffalo protected young calf from death. The 1,000 pound beast ploughed into all three lions just as they looked set to feast on the calf. And the rest of the herd arrived just in time to mount a gripping rescue and send the lions retreating with their tales firmly between their legs.

Andreas said; I really like Mother Nature, and I like travelling and to take pictures in a documentary style. This was absolutely unreal clash of Buffalo and three lions. This was astonishing and you don’t get a lot of chances to realize something like it. To see lions are not too remarkable but to see them fighting is really great. To be honest, i believe the buffaloes were very brave to save themselves. Andreas, who works as a portfolio manager for an energy company, and he used a Canon DSLR to take the photographs while filming with a Panasonic Video Cam. Many people ask me how I managed to see that and then they’re pleased to see the buffalo calf alive. But I was so angry that I didn’t take my full HD camera with me.Despite the buffalo's best efforts to keep the lions at bay, the animals outnumber her and edge closer to her calf It seems all is lost as the lions make off with their prey, closely followed by the distressed mother The brave buffalo charges the three lions as one snatches the calf away from its mother and runs off with it The buffalo become separated from the herd when it turns back to face the lions and protect its young calf The buffalo charges a the lions and manages to snatch her young back, closely followed by the rest of the herd who charge the big cats While the buffalo stands up to two of the lions, a third big cat approaches from behind to close in on the calf

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