Breathtaking photos have captured the two-hour struggle of a giraffe calf as it tried to escape the paws of a group of hungry lionesses.

The big cats were learning how to hunt and the camera caught the moment the lions locked eyes on their next meal as the baby giraffe strolled through the South African wildness with it’s mother.

Photographer Karl-Heinz Fechter managed to snap the moment baby giraffe made an attempt to see off the predators.

Take a look at the photo series here:

The baby giraffe can be seen in the South African wilderness with it’s mother, moments before the lions spotted them.