Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

1. Wildlife photographer and Exodus tour guide Paul Goldstein has compiled a fun set of pictures showing how wild animals could rival Olympic athletes in a variety of sporting events.

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

2. Lasha Gujejiani of Georgia and Ricardo Blas Jr of Guam tussle for supremacy in the 100kg judo event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics…

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

3. …and two adorable lion cubs tussle for supremacy in their own playfight.

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

4. China’s Li Xiaopeng performs a tricky manoeuvre on the parallel bars in Beijing…

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

5. …and a leopard performs a tricky manoeuvre on a tree in Africa.

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

6. Timothy Mack of the USA attempts to clear the bar in Athens…

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

7. …and a langur monkey attempts to reach the next branch in India.

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

8. Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia struggles to control the clubs with her splayed limbs in a rhythmic gymnastics event in Beijing…

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

9. …and a newborn giraffe calf struggles to stand on its splayed limbs in Africa.

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein

10. Synchronised swimmers Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia perform in Athens…

Animal Olympics by Paul Goldstein