This is the thrilling moment a fearsome lion killed a wildebeest after a fierce struggle on an African plain in less than one minute.
The entire encounter was filmed on video, showing the lion calmly waiting for the injured wildebeest before pounce.
The two creatures are then shown squabbling until the huge cat snatches the wildebeest by the neck and drags it to the ground, where it is unable to recover.
A lion calmly waits on the African plain for a herd of wildebeest to pass by as he spies his meal.
The patiently waiting lion observes the injured wildebeest and prepares to make an assault on its unwary prey.
Before the lion makes his move and leaps on top of the wildebeest, which fights to escape, the two animals engage in a face-off.
When the lion seeks to take down its victim, his muscular forepaw strikes the wildebeest in the head with a tremendous force.
And barely sixty seconds after the fight began, the wildebeest is presumed dead after struggling to escape the lion’s grasp and giving up.
The event was captured in Kenya’s Maasai Mara by Aditya Singh, a photographer from Rajasthan, India.
The 48-year-old stated, “One morning, just after leaving our tent, we observed two juvenile male lions in the distance. They were brothers.”
Moments later, the lion strikes the wildebeest’s head with his massive forepaw, knocking it to the ground.
Indian photographer Aditya Singh, who was visiting the Masai Mara in Kenya, captured the fight between the animals on camera.
The lion then wraps his front legs around the neck of the wildebeest, dragging it to the ground by its neck.
“While we waited beside the lions, we observed a wounded wildebeest approaching them oblivious to their presence.
“Both lions crouched, ready to charge, as the wildebeest continued to approach them.
As the unfortunate wildebeest came within striking distance, one of the lions pounced on it.
The lion encircles the wildebeest’s horns and neck with his keen claws while the victim struggles to escape.
The wildebeest is unable to break away from the lion’s clutches and is killed sixty seconds after the conflict begins.
According to Mr. Singh, the wildebeest struggled for 20 seconds to escape the lion’s grasp but gave up when he was unable to do so.
The conflict lasts only sixty seconds until the injured wildebeest gives up attempting to escape and falls victim to the lion.
The lion struck the wildebeest with a single stroke from his strong forepaw, and before the wildebeest could recover, he seized it by the neck, ending the battle.
The lion got a death hold on the wildebeest’s neck and was dragging it to the ground in less than two seconds.
‘Over the following twenty seconds, the wildebeest attempted to escape, but eventually gave up.