A photographer captured an extraordinary sighting while on safari in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya

Luca Bracali was filming at the River Ewaso Ny’iro, and watched a mother lion lead her cubs across a fast-flowing river which was infested with crocodiles.

The mother walked slowly across, leading her young cubs through the current, but one cub lost its footing and was dragged underwater. The lioness quickly grabbed the cub by the head and set it back on its feet, with the whole family finally managing to make it to the safety of the opposite bank.

Watch the extraordinary footage in the video above!

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