Epic Buffalo Kill
These incredible images show the agonising two-hour ordeal of a buffalo as he is mauled to death by a pride of lions. The pictures follow the initial impact as one of the big cats launches at the powerful rear legs of the water dwelling beast. At one point it takes up to seven lions to bring the buffalo to the ground and they start to devour his back haunches. In the heart-breaking final photo it appears the wounded animal is making a final desperate appeal to the camera for help.