Amateur wildlife photographer Russ Bridges captured an unusual spectacle at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.
Whilst observing and taking shots of some lions, one of the male lions strided over to his mate, mount him and pinned him down then apparently attempt to mate.
Mr Bridges said: ‘There are two males and female in that pride. One of the lions suddenly got up, walked over and jumped on his friend’s back. A fair few people were watching this going on and laughing – they were all commenting on what it looked like.”
In the Background, a poor confused lioness was left wondering on what the heck was going on …