Nature can be a brutal place, but sometimes the unexpected behaviour of animals can shock us all.
This is the moment a lioness grabbed a female baboon by the scruff of the neck while her baby clung onto her limp body.
With the mother baboon now dead, the baby attempted to make a break for the tree, but was too weak to climb.
The lioness watched in disbelief, seemingly eyeing up her next snack.
Things looked bad for the tiny monkey, who looked as if he was about to be gobbled up by the bloodthirsty lioness.
But remarkably, just as it looked as if the lioness was about to take a fatal swipe, something incredible happened.
The lioness started playing with the baboon and, after a while, picked up the tiny primate softly in her mouth before settling down with the baby between her paws.
Then, in a strange behavioural twist, the baboon started to try and suckle the lioness.
The baby was safe, for now, as the lioness was as gentle and tender as the baboon was unafraid.
But then, just as it seemed the ordeal was over, something even more remarkable happened.
Two male lions arrived on the scene to examine the baboon, but were met with aggression by the lioness, who chased them away in an unexpected show of compassion.
However, during the fracas, a male baboon – who had been watching from a nearby tree – saw an opportunity to save the baby from the clutches of the lions.
He swooped down undetected and whisked the baby to safety in the tree tops.
Back safely in the trees, the father cuddled the baby after his heroic rescue mission.