World Traveler Snaps Selfies With Animals For The Most Coveted Instagram Account

Traveling is an enlightening experience for everyone. Going to new places and expanding your horizons helps you grow as a person. Many people enjoy traveling because they meet new people and gain new perspective. For one Irishman, meeting new people is his favorite part of traveling, but he has a different definition of โ€œpeople.โ€

When Allan Dixon travels, he makes a point of meeting someone new whenever he can – someone furry and four-legged, usually. Dixon takes selfies with animals he meets during his travels and shares them on his Instagram account.

The Wicklow, Ireland native started his unique trend of animal selfies in 2013 when a picture of him and a baby camel got a lot of attention on Instagram. Since then, heโ€™s taken photos with over 30 different animal species in more than 40 different animal photos in countries ranging from Australia, Canada, Iceland, and all across Asia.

I'm back in Australia catching up with some old friends ๐Ÿ˜‚ Super exciting adventures ahead! #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

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Never be afraid to smile and show the world your beautiful teeth. Start spreading those smiles ๐Ÿ˜ #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

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Dixon is an animal lover at heart, and hopes his photos share the special connection that humans and animals have. โ€œI 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,โ€ says Dixon.

However, Dixon doesnโ€™t recommend that anyone just run up to an animal and snap a selfie. Dixon spends time, sometimes hours, with the animals in his photos before grabbing a pic. He makes sure to spend time with the animal, remaining calm and gaining their trust, ensuring that the animal is comfortable with his presence before introducing his camera into the mix.

Ensuring the anima is comfortable is not only respectful to the animal, but is exactly how Dixon is able to grab his unique and charming photos that reflect both his and the animalsโ€™ personalities. โ€œGain the animalโ€™s trust in a calm relaxed manner, and the results will be golden,โ€ says Dixon.