A DOG has been renamed Lion King after its owner’s sunset snap made it look like something out of the Disney classic.
Colin Fridge posted a picture of his pooch, Jura the Cocker Spaniel, at the top of a Scottish mountain during a spectacular sunset.
The snap of a silhouetted Jura makes the dog look remarkably like the King of the Jungle, complete with a shaggy mane.
Colin, from Doune, Stirlingshire, took the picture at the summit of Ben Ledi, Perthshire, on Sunday and posted it on social media.
Gaile Thomson said: “Looks like a scene from the Lion King”
Deborah Foxton commented: “Great shot, Lion King eat your heart out.”
Vicky Grant wrote: “Had to look twice, thought it was a lion as well”
Lauren Kelly said: “Thought this was something out the Lion King!”
The Stirling Council worker said he was shocked by people’s reaction to the photo.
He said: “It’s quite nuts. I posted it not really thinking about it too much but then people started commenting thinking she was lion.”
He added: “Jura loves standing on the highest point at the summit but it can be tricky to photograph her.
“It was a bit of chance that she was looking in the direction she was.
“I like to get a photo of at the top of every summit, and usually I’ll take my camera stand but if it’s too windy then I’ll just take a photo of Jura instead.”
Colin has bagged every Munro and is now tackling all the Corbetts – peaks over 2,500ft but below 3,000ft – with Jura, three. The dog has already bagged more than 50 Corbetts.