Animals make for great models not only in front of the camera but also behind. If you don’t believe us, check out these fascinating snaps of several renowned wildlife photographers who let the animals get up, close and personal with their camera gear.

From unimpressed owls and angry lions to thrilled meerkat assistants and cute kittens, the snaps show that animals have their way around the camera.While some might make adorable helpers, others might behave just like those irate celebs who are hounded by the paparazzi.

Wildlife photographers have often attributed animals’ curiosity to be a major factor for those dreamy expressions. But hand them a camera and you will be surprised how excited they can become.

And these literal wildlife photographers also show they even know how to take selfies and groupies.

Funny Animals With Photographers

Funny Animals With Photographers

This Moneky Has the One-Arm Selfie With Friend

This Moneky Has the One-Arm Selfie With Friend

A Leopard Who Had Fun Playing With a Camera

A Leopard Who Had Fun Playing With a Camera

Group of Cats Sitting in Front of Camera

Group of Cats Sitting in Front of Camera

Live Shoot of Jungle

Live Shoot of Jungle

World's Cutest Cat Showing the Face in the Front of Camera

World's Cutest Cat Showing the Face in the Front of Camera

Funny Squirrels Photography

Funny Squirrels Photography

Hidden Camera Selfie

Hidden Camera Selfie

Lion Posing Like For His Passport Photograph

Lion Posing Like For His Passport Photograph

Does this Selfie Make My Nose Look Big?

Does this Selfie Make My Nose Look Big?

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