Are you lion to me? Lions appear to be caught having lover’ tiff
This is the hilarious moment a lion couple appear to be caught in the middle of a lovers’ tiff.
The male was busy trying to show off his alpha male credentials baring his teeth in an attempt to attract the female.
But she appeared to take offence, lashing out with her sharp claws and swiping at his face.
Fortunately the pair appeared to later make up after spending some time cooling off.
Keen snapper Massimo Mei, 53, captured the human-like moment on a tip to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in February.
Massimo, from Rome, Italy, said: “I was surprised at the scene and their behaviour.
“It really looked like human expressions – although maybe towards the end of a relationship not at the beginning.
“The expressions of the male were funny and I struggled not to laugh while I took pictures.
“It was a shock when the female turned and attacked him I wasn’t expecting this.
“He was trying to show his teeth and convince the female he is a good powerful male, an alpha male.
“But she tested him almost like she was annoyed.”