Nature is one violent melee of fight or be eaten!
This is the heart-stopping moment a warthog mother had her baby snatched by a hungry leopard.
The dramatic images show the leopard pounce on the warthog piglet and sink its teeth into its neck.Desperate to save her baby, the mum charged full force at the leopard causing it to lose its grasp on the piglet, sending it flying through the air.
The brave mother then chased the leopard away and escaped with her baby, leaving the leopard with its pride dented and stomach empty.
The incredible images were taken by photographer Koos Fourie while on holiday with his family at Kruger National Park, South Africa.