Pride and extreme prejudice: The wrath of an entire group of lions is unleashed on lone male who wanders too close to female’s cubs
These protective lionesses lashed out without hesitation when a lone male approached their precious cubs – prompting all hell to break loose among the pride as they joined the attack.
The lion was set upon by lionesses in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve, where the unwanted stranger was soon forced to flee.
Their rumble in the jungle took place within the Mara Triangle, which forms the western part of the reserve, bordering Tanzania.
Angry lionesses: The two leap at a lion who had approached their cubs in Kenya, Africa
Photographer Sarah Skinner managed to capture these images during one of her regular visits to the Masai Mara.
The region is relatively densely populated by lions, which sometimes causes tension among its population as they all fight to keep their territory safe from other prides.
Although lions are famous for hunting other animals, they occasionally fight among themselves too.
The cubs are weaned between 7-8 months old.
The reserve stretches for 580 square miles and the terrain is primarily grassland and forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees.