This is the dramatic moment a ferocious lion kills a wildebeest in less than a minute after a brutal battle on an African plain.
The entire clash was captured on camera and shows the lion patiently waiting for the injured wildebeest before pounced on his hapless victim.
The two animals can then be seen fighting each other before the big cat grabs the wildebeest by the neck and pulls it to the ground, where it cannot recover.
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Crouching on the African plain, a lion waits patiently for a group of wildebeest to pass by, watching its prey.
The lion, who has been patiently waiting, sees the wounded wildebeest and prepares to launch an attack on his unsuspecting victim.
The two animals begin to face off before the lion makes his move and pounces on the wildebeest, which is struggling to get away from the big cat.
The wildebeest is struck with a heavy blow to the head by the lion’s powerful foreleg as it attempts to bring down its prey.
And just 60 seconds after the fight began, the wildebeest is left for dead after it struggles to break free of the lion’s clutches and gives up their fight.
The action was filmed in the Maasai Mara in Kenya by photographer Aditya Singh, who lives in Rajasthan, India.
The 48-year-old said: ‘One morning, shortly after we left our camp, we saw two young male lions, brothers, in the distance.
Just a few seconds later, the lion uses its powerful front paw to deliver the first blow to the wildebeest’s head, knocking the creature to the ground.
The battle between the animals was caught on camera by Indian photographer Aditya Singh, who was visiting the Masai Mara in Kenya.
Photographer Singh said: “Before the wildebeest could recover, the lion grabbed the wildebeest by the neck and it was over.”
The lion then wraps its forepaws around the wildebeest’s neck in a headlock, pulling the animal to the ground by the neck.
“While waiting by the lions, we saw an injured wildebeest limping towards the lions, unaware of their presence.
“Both lions crouched, ready to attack, while the wildebeest continued to approach them.
‘When the wildebeest was at surprising distance, one of the lions pounced on the hapless wildebeest.
The lion wraps its sharp claws around the wildebeest’s horns and neck, and the victim tries to escape its clutches.
The lion continues to grab the wildebeest’s neck, which is unable to free itself and 60 seconds after the battle begins, the wildebeest is killed.
Mr Singh says that for 20 seconds the wildebeest tried to break free of the lion, but as it was unable to escape its grasp, it gave up.
The battle lasts only 60 seconds and the wounded wildebeest finally gives up trying to break free and falls victim to the lion.
“The lion struck out with his mighty foreleg and before the wildebeest could recover, the lion seized the wildebeest by the neck and it was over.
‘In less than two seconds, the lion had a death grip on the wildebeest’s neck and knocked the prey to the ground.
“For the next 20 seconds, the wildebeest tried to break free and then gave up.”