This is the moment terrified tourists watched a lion eating the tires of their vehicle while they were on a safari drive in Tanzania.
Pictures taken in the Serengeti National Park show hungry lions gnawing at the wheels of the truck during an hour-long attack.
Terrifying: Tourists watched in fear as lions in the Serengeti National Park spent an hour attacking their vehicle
Attack: One of the lions could be seen gnawing at the wheels of the truck, destroying one of its tires
Hunting: The animals ‘wreaked havoc’ destroying the wheels and attempting to crack the enforced glass windows
The dramatic images were captured by safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo, from Arusha, Tanzania earlier this month.
He said: ‘It was quite scary really – the lions are very hungry in the park and hadn’t had a kill for a while.
‘The truck was driving past with people inside and the lions smelt the humans.
The dramatic images were captured by safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo, from Arusha, Tanzania earlier this month
Fear: The tour guide said that the lions may have attacked the truck because they ‘hadn’t had a kill for a while’
‘Then they were trying to get inside for about an hour and wreaked havoc.
‘They destroyed the wheels and tried to smash the windows – even though we have enforced glass which stops this. It would have been a disaster if we hadn’t.
‘It was scary but exhilarating – I think everyone should come on safari with me to have these experiences.’