Fight club! Dramatic pictures show scuffling lions attacking each other in brutal battle for lioness’ affections

Talk about fight club! These dramatic pictures show brawling lions in a vicious fight to the death – because one horny lion got interrupted during a steamy morning romp.

 The lion relaxes with the lioness before the fight begins

The lion relaxes with the lioness before the fight begins

The frisky lion and his mate were not happy at being disturbed during their raunchy session and the king of the jungle launched a brutal attack as he chased the other lion away – before picking up where he left off.

The two males fight

The two males fight

The fierce lions bare their teeth as they launch at each other during the 10 minute scuffle, roaring aggressively as they fight it out over who gets the girl.

The lioness watches the male lions fight

The lioness watches the male lions fight

Photographer Johan Pieter Meiring, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, captured the dramatic scenes at Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge on camera.

Johan, 25, said: “It was amazing!

The lioness watches the male lions fight

The lioness watches the male lions fight

“The roars made my hair stand up on end.

“It felt like they were fighting for 10 hours – but the fight only lasted for 10 minutes.

A male intruder comes in between the two lions and tries to win the lioness

A male intruder comes in between the two lions and tries to win the lioness

“There were four lions – two males and two females.

“One couple was mating, and when the other male approached they started fighting.

 The lioness watches the male lions fight

The lioness watches the male lions fight

“After the fight was finished the lion went back and carried on mating with the female!

“I’ve never seen anything like it.”