A British wildlife photographer has captured images of an extremely rare African black leopard.

The photographs by Will Burrard-Lucas were taken at the Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya.

They are believed to be the first images of the animal in more than 100 years.

The animal has a sooty black coat as a result of melanism, which is the opposite of albinism and is extremely rare.

Burrard-Lucas used a Camtraptions Camera Trap that included wireless motion sensors, which pick up animals movements in the dark.

(All images courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas)