This lion appears to be unimpressed with the recent cold weather – letting out a ferocious roar that emerges in a giant cloud of air.
The male beast, named Ingozi, was captured roaring in the freezing temperatures at St Louis Zoo in Missouri, U.S.
And visitors could see the full force of his temper as his warm breath struck the cold atmosphere – turning into a white mist.
A frosty reception: Ingozi the lion is captured roaring in freezing temperatures at St Louis Zoo in Missouri, U.S.
Getting smokey: Visitors could see the full force of his temper as his warm breath emerged in a cloud of air
The frosty moment was caught on camera by photographer Lisa Kee, 43, at the zoo in Forest Park.
‘It was a cold March morning about 1C (34F) when I decided to visit the zoo and take some photographs of the lions,’ she said.
‘Ingozi roaring was a powerful sound – but the addition of the frigid air to his warm breath meant it became a spectacular sight as well.
‘Suddenly there was steam flowing all around his head. I had no idea I was going to capture such an amazing event.’