Angry bull hippos butt and heads on their hind legs during epic riverbank clash over female mate
- The aggressive male hippos were photographed that attacked each other in Kasane, northeast Botswana
- One of the fighting males was a newcomer and he fought a bullfight for a group of women in the neighborhood
- Caron Steele, 54, from Worcestershire, captured the incredible series of photos during a boat trip
These amazing pictures show two ferocious male hippos fighting in a titanic battle to win the affection of a group of women.
The aggressive males were hijacked in Kasane, Northeastern Botswana and bared their teeth before hurling against each other.
One of the hippos is the resident bull, while the other is a new man who was interested in the nearby group of females.
The photos were taken by Caron Steele, 54, from Worcestershire, during a photography boat trip on the Chobe River.
She said she even saw them throw their stools at each other and stand on their hind legs to establish a dominance.
Eventually the newcomer was defeated and pushed back into the water, running away from the females.
Two aggressive male hippos had an incredible fight along the river in Kasane, North East Botswana, while struggling through a group of females
One of the hippos is the resident bull, while the other is a new man who saw the nearby group of women and came to take a look
The two male hippos fought each other violently, stuttering heads and showing each other their teeth as they collided
The photos were taken by Caron Steele, 54, from Worcestershire, who said: & # 39; A new man approached the resident bull who was on the banks by his harem of women and young and the outsider presumably had all the females seen in the water and imagined opportunities
The fighting animals even got up on their hind legs during the fight, with Caron adding: & # 39; A lot of manure was spread by the males as they threw their poop by spinning tails to impress the females and mark their territory & # 39;
Caron said she was wary of getting two near the fighting animals, instead taking pictures from a safe distance
Ultimately, the resident bull one of the epic struggles. Caron said: & # 39; The new viewer was defeated and pushed back into the water away from where the females prayed and disappeared & # 39;