Taking selfies when we travel seems like the norm nowadays. It is a good way to preserve the wonderful memories of our adventure. Not to mention our friends can enjoy the place we’ve been to as well. This certainly is what 29-year old Allan Dixon from Wicklow, Ireland has in mind when he takes his selfies!
But his selfies are not your ordinary pictures! Dixon has earned himself the reputation of being an “animal whisperer” or the famous movie veterinarian Dr. Dolittle, because of his perfectly-timed shots with a variety of animals. Dixon even shared the secret to his perfect selfies with them. He said all it takes is patience in getting the perfect shots and of course making the animals feel comfortable at first. It is not uncommon for Dixon to talk to them first, pet them or sometimes even bribe them with food.
Check out his amazing selfies with animals from all over the world!
The wallaby seems to be whispering something funny in Allan’s ear!
This donkey sure knows how to pose wacky!
Allan Dixon is a self-proclaimed “animal whisperer” who lives in Ireland.
They called this 29-year-old Irishman the modern day Dr. Dolittle.
His Instagram account is filled with animal selfies from his travels.
Working in the tourism industry does have its perks.
He has recently made headlines for his epic selfies with animals.
Dixon has captured selfies with 30 different animal species, and counting.
The question everyone wants to know is.
How does he get this close enough to capture the perfect shot?
The main aim is to make them know that they are safe being around you.
Get up as close as you can, but slowly.
After some time the animal will realize you are not a threat.
They start to approach you out of curiosity.
You have to be still, lie down, gain their trust in their environment for a while.
Most of the time they’re more scared of you than you are of them.
A selfie could take five minutes to three hours of being in the animals’ presence.
The tricks is to let the animals assume the camera is part of your body
So you must approach the animal with camera already in hand.
Turn off your flash and camera sounds to avoid startling the creature.
There’s a fine line between curiosity and survival.
Once you’re in their presence for some time, they’ll usually come and check you out.
Once you’ve found the perfect time to take a selfie, hit the shutter button repeatedly.
You can check out Allan Dixon’s Instagram for more pictures.
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