This man mastered the art of animal selfies

Allan Dixon from Ireland, 29, has earned himself the title of a ‘real-life Dr Dolittle’ because of his ability to ‘talk’ animals into posing for a selfie with him. The results are amazing. He seems to befriend any animal he meets! How does he do it?

“The main aim is to make them know that they are safe being around you. Get up close as you can, but slowly,” said Dixon. Dixon also advises to turn off the flash and any sounds on the camera, as well as to approach wild animals with a camera already in hand so that it looks like a part of your body.

“Once you’re in their presence for some time, they’ll usually come and check you out. There’s a fine line between curiosity and survival.” So far Dixon has taken selfies with 30 animal species while traveling the world and his dream is to take one with a lion, though he fears it could be his last selfie ever.









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Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.