16 cute and funny wild animal photos

Flamingo in the Galapagos Islands | Houndstooth Studios
Flamingo in the Galapagos Islands | Houndstooth Studios

Find a collection of some of our favourite wildlife photos that will put a smile on your dial, then share this post with your friends and family to spread some cheer.

Let’s continue to do our part to leave a positive impact and use thoughtful travel to not only see the world but to make it a better place for the beautiful, diverse and precious animals that call it home.

1. The face you make when bugs accidentally fly into your mouth whilst cycling.

It's been a hard day, Kazuma Forest Reserve |  <i>Kylie Turner</i>

>> Go on a safari in Uganda to spot lions in real life.

2. When you've finally reached camp after six hours on the trail.

A fur seal takes a nap on the beach in the Galapagos |  <i>Alex Cearns | Houndstooth Studios</i>


3. Thinking you heard something outside your tent late into the night.

Flamingo in the Galapagos Islands |  <i>Alex Cearns | Houndstooth Studios</i>

>> Admire the bright flamingos on a cycling trip in Sardinia.


4. Ending up in a staring competition with an animal you spotted on the trail.

A curious African Squirrel pokes around campsite |  <i>Kylie Turner</i>


5. When you realise you're on your last kilometre before finally reaching the finish line on the trail. 

Male Blue Footed Booby doing mating dance, Galapagos Islands |  <i>Ian Cooper</i>

>> See blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos.


6. Asking your best friend to take a photo of your good side.

A fur seal poses for the camera |  <i>Alex Cearns | Houndstooth Studios</i>

>> Marvel at fur seals in the wild in the Galapagos or in South Georgia and the sub-Antarctic islands.


7. The look you make to your friend when one of your favourite songs starts playing.

Gentoo dance |  <i>Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio</i>


8. Realising that you left your water bottle at the top of the hill and you have to go back.

Fur seal in the Galapagos Islands |  <i>Alex Cearns | Houndstooth Studios</i>


9. The look your partner gives you when they like the new gear outfit you bought.

A pair of loving Albatross, Galapagos Islands |  <i>Nigel Leadbitter</i>


10. Finally reaching a place to rest after climbing uphill for 20 minutes.

Asiatic Black Bears in the Free The Bears Sanctuary Cambodia |  <i>Scott Pinnegar</i>

>> Find Asiatic black bears in Cambodia.


11. Convincing your friend that your new organic diet is doing wonders for your figure.

Close encounter with kangaroos |  <i>Caroline Mongrain</i>

>> Keep an eye out for kangaroos down under.


12. Not realising how many trips to the bathroom you'd make with your new diet.

Gentoo poo |  <i>Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio</i>


13. Using your short friend as an armrest during a hike.

A place to rest your head |  <i>Ian Williams</i>

>> Experience the great migration in Tanzania's Serengeti to see zebras and other wildlife.


14. Laying low after screaming 'SNAKE' when you realised that it was just a stick.

A curious seal |  <i>Sue Werner</i>


15. Trying to look cool for the group photo.

A silverback gorilla in Bwindi National Park |  <i>Ian Williams</i>

>> Go on a gorilla safari in Rwanda


16. When you ate too much at camp and the food coma hits.

A Crabeater seal relaxes on an iceberg, Antarctica |  <i>Eve Ollington</i>

Drop a comment below to let us know which is your favourite photo!

In a world that is so incredible, we aim to bring you closer to nature and create meaningful experiences with local communities, their cultures and, of course, the wildlife! Check out the various wildlife safari experiences on offer >

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