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.

The lion couple proving relationships are hard work

The lion couple proving relationships are hard work

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.

Curling his lip, the male lion isn't in the mood for a domestic

Curling his lip, the male lion isn’t in the mood for a domestic

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.

Frustration causes the female lion to lash out

Frustration causes the female lion to lash out

“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.

Normality is resumed after the paddy

Normality is resumed after the paddy

“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.”