So Photogenic: These Animals Are Natural-Born Models

It can be challenging to get a good photo of humans, let alone animals! However, some furry friends are just natural-born models. From house pets to farm animals to those out in the wild, these mammals love the camera and, apparently, the feeling is mutual. Read on to see some animals that are not camera-shy at all.

This Ape Knows What It’s Doing

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This ape definitely looks like it’s posing for the camera. First of all, it’s leaned against a wall like someone doing a photoshoot might be. Secondly, the ape is looking to the side and grinning slyly.

Why would an ape be gazing so lovingly at a wall? The same reason a human would: to look charming in the photo! We could be reading a little too far into this, but that half-smile doesn’t lie.

Whatever This Llama Wants, The Answer Is Yes

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Richard Smith/Pixabay

Apparently, it isn’t just dogs and cats who can do the big eyes that melt your heart into submission. Llamas can, too! This llama’s eyes are so glossy you can see the sky reflecting in them.

It also is wearing a tiny smile that lets its large front teeth peek out a little. As though the fluffy hairdo wasn’t adorable enough, the look on this llama’s face just seals the deal. How could you say no to that face?

This Goat Knows How To Advertise

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No-longer-here/Pixabay

The great thing about this photo is that it wasn’t taken out in the field; it was taken right next to the sign that says, “Please feed us.” It’s like the goat is luring people toward the feeding station to get some grub!

It even has its face pointed toward the sign with a subtle smile, as if to say, “Eh, eh, you want to feed me? Eh? OK.” This goat could have a future in advertising.

Is This Horse Doing The Fake Laugh?

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Nikola Belopitov /Pixabay

Have you ever noticed that ads often show the models fake-laughing to make it look more authentic? That’s the vibe we’re getting from this horse. It clearly is aware of the camera because it’s looking right at the lens.

Instead of going up to investigate the camera, the horse is standing there baring its teeth like it’s having the time of its life. Perhaps it was just a perfectly timed photo, but we like to give the horse more credit.

This Cat Definitely Has An Agent

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A photo says a thousand words, and this one is certainly talking. Based on this image alone, we’re fairly sure that this cat is a working professional. For crying out loud, the feline is perfectly posed and looking right at the camera!

We can just hear this cat saying something to the effect of, “Tell my agent to quite booking me these amateur gigs. And for goodness’ sake, someone needs to chill my milk bowl.”

That Wolf Has A “Killer” Smile

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Rain Carnation/Pixabay

Wolves may be fierce, wild animals, but their knockout smiles also make them wonderful models. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering how cute and lovable their canine relatives are.

Still, it could be a little unnerving to see a wolf strolling by your camping tent and they give you a big grin along the way. This wolf’s smile is especially surprising considering it’s looking right into the camera lens. Had it ever even seen a camera before this moment?

Swanning For The Camera

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Swans are known for being beautiful, so it’d be hard to take a bad photo of one. However, this swan looks like it really knows its way around a camera. Its wings are gracefully spread at just the right angle.

We’re not sure if the photographer just got the timing right or if this swan helped them out. The bird definitely is aware of the camera because it’s looking at the lens with its face angled to the side in true model fashion.

The Coy Look Under Autumn Trees

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This dog must be spending too much time on social media because we’re fairly sure it got this pose from an influencer. Everything about this “candid” photo screams Instagram model.

First of all, the seated dog is looking over its shoulder and slightly up, as though to convey a coy sort of disposition. To top it off, the shadows of the tree hit just right so the dog’s head is in the shade but its face is in the light.

This Quokka Looks Like It’s Enjoying Island Life

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K-Nyaka/Pixabay

This little cutie is a quokka, which is in the same family as kangaroos and wallabies. They live off the coast of Western Australia and are known for that happy look on their face.

It’s precisely this bright-eyed, smiling facial expression that makes the quokka a natural-born model. They are about the size of a domestic cat and look cute enough to snuggle. This one is standing on the beach, holding a leaf, and looking like it’s having a great island vacation.

Someone Get This Dog A Movie Deal

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There have been plenty of movies that starred dogs, and this canine shows exactly why that’s the case. The furry animals can be instantly lovable, especially when they know how to strike a pose like this one does.

The shaggy pooch is resting its head on a fence and wearing a long face like it’s looking at the love of its life with another man. Someone call Hollywood. This kid’s gonna be a big star!

This Seal Looks Like An Ad For Glaciers

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Mikkel Wejdemann/Pixabay

Looking to unwind? Need a break from the hustle and bustle? Take a glacier vacation and leave your troubles behind. It’ll freeze the worry right out of you! That’s the sort of message we’re gathering from this seal model.

The way it’s leaned to one side and smiling with its eyes closed makes this image look like an ad for a glacier vacation! It’s like the seal’s body language is saying, “This is the life.”

This Is What Mattress Commercials Have Been Missing

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Mammal Wild Animals Nature Wildlife Cat Tiger

Anyone trying to sell a bed has been doing it wrong this whole time. Evidently, all you need is an adorable kitten and the mattress will automatically look like a 10! Something about the cat’s fluffy fur makes this bed look even softer and more snuggly than if it were empty.

This young feline isn’t just taking a cat nap, though. It’s looking straight into the camera with wide eyes that pull the viewer in.

This Giraffe Literally Bowed To The Cameras

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Cath Longley/Pixabay

This giraffe looks like it loves the attention of safari park visitors. It not only smiled for the camera, but it also bent its head down as though to bring its face into frame!

We could be imagining this, but it also seems like the giraffe was batting its eyelashes a little for the audience. Either way, this beautiful creature certainly isn’t camera shy. Perhaps it was just bending down to ask for a treat from an eager visitor.

Is This Cat Auditioning To Be The Next Marvel Villain?

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Between this cat’s yellow eyes and the grave expression on its face, it could definitely be a villain in a superhero movie. What’s even more impressive is the cat’s positioning.

It’s standing under something that creates shadow and light stripes across its face in true Marvel movie fashion. To top it off, the cat’s head is slouched down a little so it’s looking at the camera under heavy brows. Their owner must be an acting coach.

This Dog Doesn’t Even Mind The Flower On Its Nose

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Dogs are often so easily distracted that trying to get a clear picture of one can about as challenging as trying to ride a bull. Each image ends up distorted from motion blur.

That’s not the case with this pooch, though. The dog is such a professional when it comes to taking photos that it doesn’t even mind having a flower on its nose! Other canines would probably lick or shake that thing right off, but not this model.

This Ostrich Is Really Happy To See A Photographer

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Christel SAGNIEZ/Pixabay

This ostrich looks like a kid who just found out their bedroom was made of candy. The animal couldn’t look more excited as it gazes straight into the camera lens. With a passion like that, we’re not sure if it’s in love with modeling or with the photographer.

Either way, this ostrich seems like it was born to be on camera. Whenever someone was feeling down, they could just look at a picture of this optimistic bird and feel alright again.

This Dog Looks Like The Tongue-Out Emogi

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David Mark/Pixabay

This dog couldn’t be happier about sitting in a baby swing at the park. It’s got such a big grin on its face that its eyes are squeezed shut. Even more adorable is the dog’s tongue sticking out from its smile!

The closed eyes, giant smile, and tongue sticking out make the dog look like an emoji or a cartoon character. Its little paws hanging over the rim of the baby seat is the cherry on top.

This Goat Must Be On The Farm’s Welcome Committee

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F. Muhammad/Pixabay

If we had to put an image to the word “welcoming,” it would be this goat. The animal just seems approachable, like it wouldn’t judge you for having messy hair or asking obvious questions.

The soft smile and kind eyes are certainly factors in this goat’s gentle demeanor. However, what really seals the deal is that long beard, which somehow makes the animal seem more open-minded. In other words, this goat has the talent of a model but the humility of a… well, a goat.

This Ostrich Looks Like It’s Debuting As A Model

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S. Hermann & F. Richter/Pixabay

This ostrich looks like it just popped into the camera frame to try and get a little modeling attention. It reminds us of an aspiring model or actor trying to get a little screen time when its only job is to bring the director coffee.

The ostrich is wearing a flat smile and big eyes as if to say, “Oops, were you standing there? Well, since I’m in the photo now, I may as well pose!”

This Dog Looks Like It’s Getting Married On The Beach

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This little dog appears to be either a member of a wedding party or the groom. It’s wearing an adorable little bowtie and is posing on a rock in front of the ocean. We’re no dog wedding planner, but this seems like the canine’s big day.

The dog even looks like it’s holding a pose, the way it has its front paws bent and its hind legs straight. It has on the cutest little smile, too.