These stunning photographs capture animals from around the world showcasing their sporting talents - including a weightlifting squirrel and boxing gorillas.
Rounded up to mark the Commonwealth Games, which is continuing in Birmingham this weekend, the images show various creatures seemingly showing off their athletic abilities.
They include a stunning picture capturing a pair of feisty bear cubs as they appeared to take on one another in a boxing match. The image was taken by photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen, 60, from Sotkamo, Finland.
Elsewhere, Indraneel Dani snapped an image of Indian bullfrogs as they apparently limbered up for the Commonwealth Games by playing a game of leapfrog.
This weightlifting squirrel shows off their strength in a hilarious snap captured by photographer Geert Weggen, in a forest near his home in Bispgarden, Sweden, after he left 'barbells' created with nuts in the area
These stunning photographs capture animals from around the world showcasing their sporting talents - including a weightlifting squirrel and boxing gorillas (pictured)
Eyes on the prize! Caton the police horse, who worked with Lancashire Police, is seen playing with his football in this adorable photograph
Photographer Nicolas Reusens, from Barcelona, Spain, captured an eagle seemingly performing an ice skating routine when walking on the icy snow at an undisclosed location
This stunning picture captures a pair of feisty bear cubs as they appear to take on one another in a boxing match. The image was taken by photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen, 60, from Sotkamo, Finlan
Elsewhere, Indraneel Dani snapped an image (pictured above) of Indian bullfrogs as they apparently limbered up for the Commonwealth Games by playing a game of leapfrog
A squirrel seemingly performs the Long Jump, pictured left, while a dog practises their tennis skills by holding a blue racquet in their mouth and bouncing a ball on it
Photographer Niki Colemont captured this adorable squirrel seemingly performing gymnastics when hanging off a tree in an unknown location
Guti, the Boston Terrier, balances a tennis ball on his head, pictured left, while otter Eddie shoots hoops as he plays basketball, pictured right
Golden retriever Ricochet is a champion surfer who puts her talents on the board to good use by teaching disabled children how to surf in Southern California
This amusing picture captures guinea pigs Buster, left, and Bingo, right, wearing hats and whistles while posing with a basketball to mark the Commonwealth Games, which this year have been held in Birmingham
Photographer Don McLeish was left gobsmacked after witnessing a couple of playful whales breaching in sync with each other off the coast of the Pacific island of Maui, Hawaii
Trying out for hurdling in the Commonwealth Games? This incredible photograph by Jeffrey Wu captured a brazen zebra running and hopping over hyenas
Fighting felines: These cheetah cubs, thought to have been snapped in Kenya, by photographer Clint Ralph, appeared to be in a tough match against each other