Stunning footage shows a pride of lions working together to take down an enormous giraffe.
Four big cats can be seen stalking the striking creature, hiding stealthily in the undergrowth before suddenly pouncing.
They chase the giraffe across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, grabbing at its huge legs with their powerful claws.
Seconds earlier the giraffe had been calmly munching on some leaves from an Acacia tree.
It tries to run away as the pride surrounds it, but the lions’ strategy outsmarts the majestic creature.
They each grab at one of the giraffe’s legs and topple it to the ground before feasting on its flesh.
The incredible footage was captured by 64-year-old British tourist David Howard, who was on safari with his wife, at 7am on May 14 last year.
The pride of lions each grab one of the giraffe’s legs in the stunning footage captured at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania
Working together, they bring the giraffe to ground and feast on its flesh. The majestic creature tried to run away but was outsmarted by the cunning pack
‘It was really interesting observing the tactics, joining the chase and witnessing the final moments, although sad for the giraffe,’ he said.
‘A number of lions benefitted for some days (and later by other animals and birds in the food chain).’