These timely photos depict one of the rarest moments in the animal kingdom when the predator has become the victim. A game ranger: Lyle Gregg captured the exact moments when the ferocious king of the jungle was crushed to death by a dauntless herd of 300 buffaloes.
This took place at the Kruger National Park South Africa where Lyle had spotted the lion that later became the victim during his early morning ride across the park .
The helpless lion was crushed to death by the persistent stampede of a herd of buffaloes. The lion had earlier been forced out of his pride and was resting quietly in the grass however, an exasperated group of buffaloes were on his trail. The herd had spotted the lone lion after they picked up his scent in the national Park.
Whether the herd of buffaloes decided to make the lone lion a “scape goat” and take out all their grievances for previous attacks on their specie or that they wanted to send a message to the big cats remains known only to this group of buffaloes.
The lion made effort to hide from the advancing herd of buffaloes among the long grasses however, there was a change in wind direction which allowed the buffaloes to pick up his scent and started going after the big cat.
As the stampede moved closer, the lion attempted to make a run for it however, he was injured from a previous fight over a pride so he was too slow and had to pay with his life as the relentless stampede jumped on his head, gored his body and crushed him to death.
See the dramatic photos below which show that a lion that is a member of a pride is as powerful as the pride otherwise, it can be taken down by its lunch.