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.