A LION leaps over a stream — simply in case there are any crocodiles lurking close by.

The 600lb beast was captured avoiding the water by photographer Grant Atkinson, 52, in Serengeti Nationwide Park, Tanzania.

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A lion leaps over open water in Tanzania[/caption]

He mentioned: “Male lions are very agile for his or her measurement.”

He added: “I’ve seen many African mammals attempt to keep away from open water, regardless of how shallow it’s.

“It’s most certainly a behaviour led to by the presence and risk of crocodiles.

“While there should not often any giant crocodiles on this a part of the Serengeti, it’s nonetheless follow for the lion to be cautious of open water.

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The large cat will get set for his leap [/caption]

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The male lion springs up from his again legs [/caption]

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The king of the jungle mid leap [/caption]

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And safely landed on the opposite facet of the stream [/caption]

Yesterday we printed unbelievable photos of a lioness gently carrying her cub in her mouth in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Cubs instinctively calm down when their moms decide them up.

Lions decide their cubs up by the scruff of the neck and gently maintain them in her mouth when transporting to a protected place.

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