The spectacular photos show the lion and three lionesses spying their kudu dinner in the distance and crouching ready for the attack.
But the kill, which should have been easy, turns to chaos when the kudu springs more than six feet into the air, butting the lion which tries to grab her out of the way, clearing the pride and escaping.
|The lions crouch ready to spring as they spot the kudu in the distance…|
|…One of the lions rounds up the antelope as the others crouch in readiness for the attack…|
|…The lion strikes as the lionesses close in. It looks hopeless for the kudu…|
|…The kudu leaps over the pride and breaks for freedom, leaving the lions behind as it thunders into the distance.|