Elephant calf pinned down by a lioness has a lucky escape by Nick Dale

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Pictured:  The mother elephant keeps the lioness away from the calf following the bite.<br />
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A lioness bites down on an elephant calf's neck as it tries to grab it - but is chased off by its brave mother.  These pictures were captured by wildlife photographer Nick Dales, who was having his lunch on a boat on the Chobe River, in Namibia, southern Africa, when he spotted the brawl.<br />
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The 54 year old from London said: "The area has the highest population of elephants in the world. Every week I went out on boat trips and was almost always guaranteed to see them.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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