By Shannon Lane @shannonroselane

TWO lions have been caught on camera proving why they are known as the King of the Animals

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The lion duo teamed up against the already injured buffalo

Photographed in the Serengeti, Africa, the two male lions, most likely brothers, took down a large buffalo.

Widely regarded as very dangerous, the African buffalo can weigh up to 910kg, and is responsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other large animal.

The lions were watching the buffalo for a while

Unfortunately this muscular individual was injured when approached by the two hungry lions, and had no chance against the duo.

The photographer turned up at the scene just before the attack happened

Photographer Moritz Stragholz witnessed the hunt and caught it on camera in October 2016.

He said: “When we saw the buffalo my driver saw immediately that it was already injured and the lions were waiting in the shade. It looked like we just came at the right moment.

The male lions weren't tactical in their attack, but succeeded in killing the buffalo

“Soon after we arrived at the site, the lions started to get behind the buffalo. One of the lions was biting into the nose and mouth so that the buffalo wasn’t able to breathe while the other lion was putting pressure onto the body.”

Moritz said: “The buffalo tried to run away but as it was already injured it had no chance"

Usually the female lions are the hunters of the pack, whilst the males are only required for bigger prey such as buffalo, giraffe and elephants.

One lion held the buffalo down, whilst the other put its mouth over the nose of its prey

The German photographer said: “You could see that they weren’t as tactical as the female lions so it took a bit longer to take down the buffalo.”

The photographer said: "One of the lions was biting into the nose and mouth so that the buffalo wasn’t able to breathe"

Using a zoom lens, Moritz managed to capture detailed shots of the action, including the buffalo making its final attempts to escape.

Using a strong zoom lens, the photographer was able to feel up close and personal with the lions

He said: “The buffalo tried to run away but as it was already injured it had no chance. The lions also came from behind making it hard for the buffalo to use his horns to defend itself.

The lions proved that they are truly the Kings of the Savannah

“Once the first lion got the prey down the fight was over. You could see some last attempts to kick but the power was gone.

“The whole hunt went over quite quickly and, in a strange way, was quite peaceful. However, with the strong zoom I felt like I was part of the entire action, seeing the teeth of the lions up close, as well as them eating.”