Viral Twitter Thread Shows 40 Wild Animals Adorably Interrupting Wildlife Photographers

Let's face it: animals don’t care whether you’re trying to take a picture or you’re on a video call. If our work-from-home culture has taught us anything, it's that pets are curious and have no qualms about interrupting a photo or video to see what they're missing. Well, it turns out that wild animals have a similar attitude to our domesticated cats and dogs. As many wildlife photographers share, creatures large and small want to see what these folks are doing with their cameras.

In a now-viral Twitter thread, Joaquim Campa compiled an extensive list of animals interrupting wildlife photographers. The images showcased are, simply put, adorable. Foxes, meerkats, leopard cubs, penguins, and even a large seal take a peek at the camera or climb atop the photographer in question. Sometimes, the animals get behind the lens and become photographers themselves. But regardless of their break-in style, it's impossible not to scroll through the entire thread and go “awww” while marveling at these playful and curious creatures.

If you’re wondering about how many images of this sort there could possibly be, the answer is a lot. Campa did his homework; his thread features a staggering amount of images. There are 40, to be exact! It's a timeline palate cleanser—something we can all use every once in and a while. Scroll down to see our favorites.

Joaquim Campa has compiled a viral Twitter thread that shows instances in which animals interrupted wildlife photographers.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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