This is the dramatic moment a zebra escaped the clutches of a lion after being ambushed by the big cat when it crossed a river in Kenya.
Footage shows the predator leap at the zebra and briefly gain a grip before its prey kicks up its hind legs and gallops out of harm’s way.
Safari tourists Graham Boulnois and his wife Jenny Varley filmed the encounter in the Maasai Mara.
The lioness briefly gained a grip on the Zebra before it managed to escape and gallop across a nearby river in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
Footage shows the big cat clinging on to the zebra’s backside. It was filmed by Graham Boulnois and his wife Jenny Varley
The video starts with the lion prowling near the river before the zebra walks through the water towards it, blissfully unaware of the impending danger.
However, as the zebra approaches the bank the lioness, leaps from its hiding place behind a grassy mound.
The startled zebra spins around, kicks its back legs in the air and turns towards the water.