Lion fights with crocodiles over dead hippo (photos)

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**ONLINE EMBARGO UNTIL 00:01 MONDAY 24TH MARCH 2014**MANDATORY BYLINE** PIC BY RICHARD CHEW/CATERS - These photographs show the food chain in action as a hungry lion braved a river full of crocodiles to try and sink his teeth into a dead hippo. The photos were taken in the Maasi Mara nature reserve, in Kenya and show hungry lion braving a crocodile-infested river to get to an upside down hippo, which had died overnight of natural causes. The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, USA who was on holiday with his wife. Semi- professional photographer Richard has travelled the world taking pictures but said it was a really unique moment. SEE CATERS COPY

These photos show how lioness took on a river full of crocodiles to feast on the remains of a dead hippo.

American IT manager Richard Chew captured the amazing pictures of two of the world's most fearsome creatures going head-to-head at the Masai Mara nature reserve in Kenya.

According to the Mirror, the lion braved the crocodile-infested waters in a bid to get her teeth into the hippo, which had died overnight due to natural causes.

The fearless lion shows no sign of backing down when several crocodiles emerge from the water.

"It was amazing to see the food chain in action. The lion was showing his rival no fear," said Mr Chew.

**ONLINE EMBARGO UNTIL 00:01 MONDAY 24TH MARCH 2014**MANDATORY BYLINE** PIC BY RICHARD CHEW/CATERS - These photographs show the food chain in action as a hungry lion braved a river full of crocodiles to try and sink his teeth into a dead hippo. The photos were taken in the Maasi Mara nature reserve, in Kenya and show hungry lion braving a crocodile-infested river to get to an upside down hippo, which had died overnight of natural causes. The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, USA who was on holiday with his wife. Semi- professional photographer Richard has travelled the world taking pictures but said it was a really unique moment. SEE CATERS COPYRichard Chew/Caters

The hungry lion claws at the dangerous reptiles as they snap back in anger.

According to the Daily Mail, the lioness was seen stalking the corpse on the other side of the river earlier in the day.

Despite being completely outnumbered, the deadly predator was not willing to give up without a fight.

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