Published On: Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Cyclist Captures the World’s Best Wildlife Photo

Cyclist Campbell Jones justified his purchase of a GoPro a thousand times over this week when he captured what’s likely the best photo of the world’s friendliest marsupial.

Jones was riding his bike around Western Australia’s Rottnest Island when he spotted a cat-sized creature known as a quokka, a marsupial native to the 12-square-mile island. Quokka are legendary for their comfort around humans, but the photos Jones snapped raise that reputation to cartoonish new levels of camera-friendly cuteness.

The 21-year-old Australian snapped a pic with the quokka, and thought the interaction was one and done:

Aye mate. #quokka #rottnest #seeaustralia #gopro #exploreperth #wa #perthfect #perthisok #perth #happyquokkamonday

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“[But] as I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me,” Jones said to the West Australian. “I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back.'”


Chances are we’ve all encountered wildlife on our rides, but seldom do they approach our bikes so ready to deliver hugs and pose for photos. Has Pixar snapped up the rights to this footage yet?

For more photos of the smiley critter described as “the happiest animal in the world,” check out #quokkaselfie on Instagram—and be ready to pull your brakes at a moment’s notice if you’re cruising the chain of little islands off the coast of Western Australia. (To learn which marsupial you don’t want to run into on a ride, read this.)

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