These dramatic pictures show two lions coming to blows with one another in a fight to find out who is the most powerful.
Using their massive front paws to bat at each other, the brothers sent fur flying in a vicious attack that’s more than the usual sibling rivalry.
The snarling pair were clearly in disagreement about something when they began ferociously roaring at one another in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The fight quickly escalated when one of the lions, clearly deciding enough was enough, launched himself at the other.
The lions began ferociously roaring at one another ( Image: Caters)
After a few intense blows, the pair wrestled one another to the ground until one of them appeared to surrender and the fight came to an end.
Photographer Corlette Wessells from Johannesburg, was lucky enough to witness and photograph the animals ‘ fight, blow-by-blow.
The battle for dominance looked vicious ( Image: Caters)
Corlette, 43, said: “These lions are two well-known brothers from the Southern Pride of Sabi Sabi.
“I do not know why they were fighting as I arrived just before the action started but I expect they were both trying to assert their dominance.
One of the animals was going to come out on top ( Image: Caters)
“They went full out at each other. Growling, slapping one another until the one male was on the ground, almost being submissive to the other male.
“I cannot tell you the intensity of their voices and growls they made and the pure force of their fore legs lashing out at one another.
“I have for years wanted to see two male lions fight – it is not a common sighting and most of times at night and in thick bush.
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“This day I got to see this in open area and so close to me. I could feel their anger and force in my blood, it was overwhelming.
“I was very emotional after all was over and also very relieved that not one of them got injured seriously – besides maybe their egos.