In 2015, we were amazed by the furry friendships and selfie-taking skills of Auckland-based adventurer Allan Dixon. Known as “the animal whisperer,” Dixon has made a name for himself as a modern-day Dr. Doolittle—though, instead of specializing in taking care of cuddly creatures, his expertise lies in posing with them.
Like many social media users, Dixon often posts selfies on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Unlike most self-shot snaps, however, Dixon’s photos usually feature some unusual co-stars. Kangaroos, wild birds, sheep, and a grizzly bear are just some of the amazing animals that have made appearances in Dixon’s recent remarkable photographs. With each new addition, his extended animal family grows, but long-time fans need not worry; he still posts plenty of his signature, smiley shots of quokkas. They remain his favorite species of selfie sidekick and “the happiest animal in the world.”
In addition to roaming around photographing adorable animals, Dixon is also busy planning a number of projects, from a book on mindfulness to “some personal quokka projects” (mysterious!). Whether working or playing, you can see all of Dixon’s critter-centric selfies using the #DaxonsAnimalSelfies hashtag.
See some of the best selfies from the “Animal Whisperer” below!
Its #HappyQuokkaMonday! I wished to have announced our Kickstarter campaign this week, But unfortunately have fallen sick after eating something wrong, so I’ve been stuck in bed all day sleeping. Regardless, your mindset dictates your recovery and I’m keeping positive thoughts. So I’m 100% on launching this asap. Watch this space. #DaxonsAnimalSelfies
A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on
This little goat called Nigel was saved as it’s mother was hit by a car. He now hangs out in the reception making visitors smile at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown. Staff are happy, customers are happy, everyone’s happy. Bring your pets to work should be mandatory. He’s awesome! 😄🐐🐕🐶🐈 @kiwibirdlifepark #DaxonsAnimalSelfies