Lion seen snoozing in a tree-queen elizabeth national park
Lions in a wildlife park have been pictured climbing trees to cool down in the warm afternoon sun.
A male and two female lions were seen perched precariously on tree branches as they took an afternoon nap in Uganda's most visited wildlife park.
One male is even draped across two branches, with his legs and tail dangling down, whilst in another the two females wedge themselves almost upright before dozing off.
The pictures were taken by wildlife snapper Vince Burton in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Vince, 46 from North Tuddenham in Norfolk, said: 'Lions are not known for their tree climbing abilities, unlike other big cats such as leopards.
'Lions tend to be heavier and to a certain extent clumsier. However, these lions in the Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda have adapted and use the tree climbing to cool down in the warm afternoon sun.
'Up in the trees they benefit from the shade and also if there is any breeze which they may not benefit from on the ground.
'It could also be a result of attempting to escape the pesky flies which sometimes plague them.
Vince added: 'From childhood I have always had a strong fascination with nature. When I was given my first camera, it was no surprise that I focussed it on wildlife.
'I wanted to capture the beauty in nature.'