Gone in 60 seconds! Ferocious lion kills wildebeest in under a minute – with each dramatic moment caught on camera in vivid detail

This is the dramatic moment a ferocious lion killed a wildebeest in less than 60 seconds – with each action-packed moment caught on camera in vivid detail.

The brutal battle depicts the sheer strength of the mighty lion as it is pictured pouncing on a hapless wildebeest and killing it in a matter of seconds.

The bloodthirsty lion is ready to pounce on his prey

The bloodthirsty lion is ready to pounce on his prey

The action was shot in the Maasai Mara by photographer, Aditya Singh, who lives in Rajasthan, India.

The 48-year-old said: “One morning, soon after we left our camp, we spotted two young male lions, brothers, at a distance.

“While we were waiting by the lions we saw an injured wildebeest limping towards the lions, unaware of their presence.

It took the hungry lion less than 60 seconds to maul the wildebeest

It took the hungry lion less than 60 seconds to maul the wildebeest

“Both the lions crouched down, ready to charge, while the wildebeest kept coming towards them.

“When the wildebeest was within striking distance, one of the lions pounced on the hapless wildebeest.

The dramatic take down is caught on camera in vivid detail

The dramatic take down is caught on camera in vivid detail

“The lion delivered one blow from his powerful front paw and before the wildebeest could recover, the lion grabbed the wildebeest by the neck and it was all over.

“In less than two seconds the lion had a death grip on the wildebeests neck and was pulling the prey to the ground.

“For the next 20 seconds the wildebeest tried to break free and then gave up.”

Photographer Maasai Mara said: "In less than two seconds the lion had a death grip on the wildebeests neck and was pulling the prey to the ground."

Photographer Maasai Mara said: “In less than two seconds the lion had a death grip on the wildebeests neck and was pulling the prey to the ground.”