Animals Video

By Charlotte Regen

This is the intense moment where a frantic cheetah races away from a pack of charging lions.

Desperately the cheetah glances behind itself but on seeing the lions are gaining on him, he rushes on.

Pic by Caters NewsIt was Lucien Beaumont that captured this footage as he was taking his safari guests on tour in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.

Lucien said: “I have never seen anything like this before.

“Cheetahs are a lot faster than lions, but lions often have numbers of individuals on their side.

“The biggest threat to cheetah is lions and they do sometimes get caught and killed – this one got way.

Pic by Caters News

“The chase went on for about 10 seconds and I was just relived when it got away.

“I was watching it with my safari guests and they were amazed and happy that the cheetah had survived.”