The red lechwe herd congregating in an apparent attempt to scare the lion was captured by photographer Gaby Dornelas in Duba Plains, Botswana.
Jennifer Sarre, a photographer from Perth, Australia, was enjoying a safari last month when she captured the moment.
The photographs of the herd attempting to intimidate and drive away a hungry male lion went viral on social media, with more than 5,000 likes.
“The dominant male was approaching us while being followed by a large herd of red lechwe,” added Jennifer.
“They were doing their best to let him know that he had been seen.
“These photographs I adore since they are such a role reversal and are so unusual to see. It was early morning, and the light was gorgeous.”