Scaredy cat: hilarious photos capture fear of terrified lion being chased by buffalo herd

These hilarious pictures capture the fear of a terrified lion being chased by a herd of buffalo.

Despite being called the king of the jungle, this male looks more like a scaredy cat.

Running scared, the lion looks more like a scaredy cat than the king of the jungle

Running scared, the lion looks more like a scaredy cat than the king of the jungle

At first it looks like the two lions are just relaxing in the bush near a grazing herd.

All of a sudden the buffalo notice the presence of the hunters and immediately run towards them to chase them off.

Running at full pelt, the lion tries to get away from the herd of buffalo

Running at full pelt, the lion tries to get away from the herd of buffalo

The male lion specifically seems to be their target as you can see in his wide terrified eyes.

The stunning pictures were taken by French photographers Laurent Renaud and Dominique Haution while on safari in the Masai Mara National reserve, Kenya.

Laurent, who took the photos, said: "You could see the fear in the lion's eyes."

Laurent, who took the photos, said: “You could see the fear in the lion’s eyes.”

Laurent, 55, said: “You could see the fear in the lion’s eyes.

“When we pulled up, the cats were just lying in the bush.

“But buffalo don’t like lions being nearby and they turned on them quickly.

“The lions didn’t need a second invitation to flee and they got out of there sharp.”

The two terrified predators managed to escape past Laurent and Dominique’s 4×4 vehicle before the buffalo stop chasing them.