If you’re a tortoise, you do everything with the chill nature of a creature that has an immense shell on its back. Slowly, carefully, and heavily. The one exception seems to be eating some yummy lettuce. This tortoise is chowing down in a big way, gnashing with everything it can on that sweet, sweet, life-giving leaf. Okay, it might not actually be lettuce, but it sure looks like it.
No matter what it is, this tortoise is absolutely loving it. You don’t get to see one of these creatures doing much more than just sitting around, so this is kind of fun.
The Kings of the Camera Jungle
There are plenty of pics in this list that have animals looking pretty goofy. Lots of butts sticking up in the air, plenty of strange faces, and lots of creatures rolling in the mud – or something similar. This one is a little different.
This emperor tamarin looks poised to make a leap at the next branch, or a bunch of good-looking berries, or maybe on his way to surprise his sweetie. He – or she, it's not like we can tell – has a very catlike face and is clearly focused on something.
A Little Morning Swim
Nothing like a sea lion to brighten your day. These creatures seem to be quite friendly, and they make for great showmen at aquariums and zoos. This one is going for a swim, zipping through the water in the sleek way that so many sea lions have, and it doesn't seem to mind that much that someone has captured a pic.
That little knob near its eye is actually its ear. Unlike true seals, sea lions have small flaps for their outer ears. They also have some legendary whiskers, as we can see in this picture.
There's nothing worse than being caught on camera when you're in the middle of eating something. It's a model's worst nightmare. You just don't have time to find that perfect pose for the shot. Instead of enjoying your meal, you're rudely interrupted and have to worry about where that unfortunate photo might be shared.
While this fallow deer buck probably doesn't care about any of that, it does make for a slightly humorous image. We're not entirely sure what he is even eating. Is it a leaf? Is it a piece of tree bark? We guess it doesn't really matter.
It's a Marmotographer!
Sometimes, it's not about whether or not the animal in question gets caught on camera. It can be about the animal literally being caught on a camera. In this case, that's exactly what happened. A cute little Alpine marmot was curious and audacious enough to get up close and personal to someone's Canon camera, and even tried to use it!
It made for an absolutely unforgettable image. It begs the question though - was the marmot able to take photos? Did he press the button by accident? If so, what images did he end up capturing? So many unanswerable questions!