A pair of Strictly Come Dancing squirrels hold a graceful pose in a scene which would look more at home at a ballroom dance. The active, highly-social animals spent the day practicing their routine for the show.
Husband and wife Steve and Ann Toon, from Tarset in Northumberland, watched the squirrels dance throughout the day. The professional wildlife photographers and journalists were visiting the Kalahari semi-desert in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, South Africa. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
Pictured: The pair of ground squirrels showing off their dance moves.