A cute cub pile-on has recently been caught on camera as a lioness enjoys having her cubs pile on top of her.
Nick Dale, 51, from Oldham, London, was visiting Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, on March 11 when he took these adorable photos.
The images show the lioness lying on the grass while eight cubs jump on top of one another.
Nick, a private tutor, and landlord, said: “The cubs were very adorable, and it was a ton of fun taking pictures of them playing together, but the problem was that the light was quickly fading.”
“But anyway, this set was a result!
There were actually two lionesses, each had four cubs, and these cubs were born within a day of each other. Their mothers alternated nursing them.
“They were usually to be found in the marshes, and we usually went there in the early evening, just before sunset.
“This set mainly focuses on the one lioness as the cubs are piling on her.
“I’ve photographed many different subjects before, but I now focus entirely on wildlife photography.“