Photographer Captures Terrified Lion Chased Up Tree by Herd of 100 Angry Buffalo in Kenya

By Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
October 17, 2021 Updated: November 14, 2021

What a scaredy-cat! This lion was caught on camera racing up a tree to escape from a herd of buffalo that had him outnumbered by a lot.

Neelutpaul Barua, 39, from Mumbai, India, snapped photos of that so-called king of the jungle in quite a predicament while on a tour in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

“Cape buffaloes do fall prey to lions, however the tables turned this time around,” he said.

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A scaredy-cat lion hides in a tree from a herd of angry cape buffaloes in Kenya. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“A herd of close to 100 cape buffaloes chased this lion that ended up taking refuge on an Acacia tree.

“Power is often on the predator’s side but today his weight was pulling him down—he wanted to be on higher grounds but kept slipping.

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The unique moment of a lion being chased up a tree was captured by photographer Neelutpaul Barua, 39, from Mumbai, India. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Barua snapped the photos while on a tour in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“Knowing he could not hang in there for long, he continued to snarl at the herd with the hope of a safe passage.

“But he was clearly outnumbered by the buffaloes that stood their ground—it was a game of patience.

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“A herd of close to 100 cape buffaloes chased this lion that ended up taking refuge on an Acacia tree.” (Courtesy of Caters News)

“The herd lost interest in the pursuit and the ordeal ended when the lion jumped off the tree and ran for his life.

“Such moments in the wild are hard to come by and its uniqueness can easily overwhelm you—I had to stay calm, enjoy the experience, and make pictures that would do justice to the opportunity bestowed.”

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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