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This real-life Dr. Dolittle walks with the animals, talks with the animals and even takes SELFIES with them

This real-life Dr. Dolittle walks with the animals, talks with the animals and even takes selfies with them.

Traveller Allan Dixon, 29, has amassed the hilarious collection of shots with a variety of exotic creatures.

Included in his bonkers photo album are smiling snaps with the likes of kangaroos, quokkas, camels and sea lions.

In some of the shots, Allan, from Wicklow, Ireland, can even be seen in festive poses, placing a Santa hat on himself or his furry friends.

By posting snaps on his social media platforms, Allan – who has travelled to the likes of Canada, Iceland, Norway, across Asia, and Australia – has seen his followers skyrocket.

Allan Dixon takes a selfie with an excitable quokka who looks overjoyed to be on camera

Allan Dixon takes a selfie with an excitable quokka who looks overjoyed to be on camera

 

The traveller has amassed a hilarious collection of shots with a variety of exotic creatures including this open-mouthed camel on the beach

The traveller has amassed a hilarious collection of shots with a variety of exotic creatures including this open-mouthed camel on the beach

 

You've goat to be kidding

You’ve goat to be kidding

He said: ‘People’s reactions to these photos were rising exponentially – after three photos, it was a given I should continue the trend.

‘Anticipation crept into my social network as to what animal could possibly be next, with what expression?’

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Under the sea: Even this sea lion was happy to pose for the camera as Allan took to the water for a creative shoot

Under the sea: Even this sea lion was happy to pose for the camera as Allan took to the water for a creative shoot

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Allan took his first animal selfie with his dog in 2010 but a shot with a baby camel, in the Australian outback in 2013, was the first shot to cause excitement amongst his friends.

Since the camel shot, Allan, who works in marketing within the tourism industry, has gone on to take more than 40 different animal selfies, around 30 of which have been with different species.

Despite the great variety of images, the traveller said some of the shots he takes are not good enough to make the cut.

Some selfies may appear a little too ‘normal’ – he only wants to post images that people have never seen before.

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This approach has allowed Allan to take shots with dogs hanging out of cars, have ducks take bread from his mouth, and receive cuddles from a red kangaroo.

Allan, who is currently travelling in Western Australia, added: ‘There’s something magical about animals that you can’t define.

‘They can’t talk to us, yet we accept their presence.

‘They bring us so much joy and relief stress, yet people are distancing themselves from nature every day.

‘I feel a great joy in their presence, so much that I want to share this feeling with my friends, trying to capture photos that highlight how happy animals are along with the feelings they bring.’

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Horsing around: Allan tempts a horse with a carrot, who bears his teeth for a perfectly-timed image

Horsing around: Allan tempts a horse with a carrot, who bears his teeth for a perfectly-timed image

The traveller's favourite animals to snap are quokkas, as they are extremely curious, happy-looking and always very friendly

The traveller’s favourite animals to snap are quokkas, as they are extremely curious, happy-looking and always very friendly

 

Allan managed to take a picture of the hilarious moment a confident sea gull swooped in to steal food from the mouth of an unsuspecting parrot

Allan managed to take a picture of the hilarious moment a confident sea gull swooped in to steal food from the mouth of an unsuspecting parrot

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He said: ‘This trend started to take off and people couldn’t wait to see the next hilarious selfie with an animal.

‘Curiosity combined with anticipation is addictive.

‘They’ve called me real-life Dr. Dolittle in being able to talk to these animals into posing.

‘But it’s really simple – you just have to relax in their presence and click at the right moment.

‘Let them sniff you, make sure you’re looking at the camera and click away.

‘Even I’m excited to see what comes next.’

Close-up confidence: This donkey certainly isn't shy and appears desperate to get closer to the lens

Close-up confidence: This donkey certainly isn’t shy and appears desperate to get closer to the lens

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He revealed the key factor is to make sure the animals are comfortable in his presence and that patience is key to this approach

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