Real-Life ‘Animal Whisperer’ Takes the Best Selfies with Wild Animals

Allan Dixon, the "Animal Whisperer" who takes the best selfies

Photo credit: Allan Dixon

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!

The smiling alpaca wearing the blue t-shirt wants to tell you that you're awesome. #DaxonsAnimalSelfies 🎉😄🙌🐾

A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on

Chickens will have their revenge someday. Save some animals, eat less meat. 🐓🐓 #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on

A 1 week old baby goat. 🐐 Very happy to welcome it into our world. Cuteness is born every day. #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on

Open wide and say Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 🐺🐕 This husky that just started an Instagram @lakelandhusky #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

A photo posted by Allan Dixon – Adventurer (@daxon) on

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All images via Allan Dixon.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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