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Lion fights crocs over hippo

(Caters News/Richard Chew)

Lion fights crocs over hippo

These photographs show the food chain in action as a hungry lion braved a river full of crocodiles to try and sink his teeth into a dead hippo. The photos were taken in the Maasi Mara nature reserve, in Kenya and show hungry lion braving a crocodile-infested river to get to an upside down hippo, which had died overnight of natural causes.

The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, USA who was on holiday with his wife. Semi-professional photographer Richard has travelled the world taking pictures but said it was a really unique moment. (Caters News/Richard Chew)

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