Amazing images taken by our readers
The lion king In Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, nomadic male lions took over a pride and killed all the cubs. As a result, the lionesses came on heat and we would watch them mating in the morning. I took this shot when one couple lay in the gorgeous warm light after sunrise.
Nick Dale, London
1 Swimming serpent After spotting this grass snake by my pond, I watched it show itself on a number of occasions before diving to hunt. I believe it caught something, but it all took place underwater. Laurence Hook, Dorset 2 In a spin While enjoying my friend’s garden, two fighting wall lizards caught my attention. I don’t know what happened to the loser, as he was dragged away... Nathalie Serieys, Chambourg-sur-Indre, France 3 Monkey mettle During a trip to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, I heard rustling in a nearby tree. Within seconds, two fighting young grey langurs fell to the ground. Andrew Evans, Dartford 4 Moment of calm As we drove slowly past this watering hole in Tadoba National Park, India, a matriarch emerged from the woods, with her two subadults. It was a calm encounter, and a dream come true. Gautam Khot, Bangalore, India 5 Ear to ear While in Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa, I saw a female kudu staring right at me and took a quick picture. Later I noticed that a second had framed its head perfectly between the ears of the first! Philip Yale, Hartford