Working with wildlife is both risky and rewarding. It can be a difficult job to capture the best pictures of these animals, as well as tiring. One man never expected this would happen when he decided to lie in the grass for a nap.
Dolph Volker is a volunteer at the Cheetah Experience in South Africa, where the population of these big cats are being preserved. They can be extremely shy creatures who don’t take very well to human interruption in their daily lives. But Dolph has been working for months to gain the confidence of these animals, and all of his hard work has paid off.
When he lies in the grass, one of his best cheetah friends comes over and starts licking the side of his neck. Soon the cheetah settles down for a nap beside Dolph and passes out for the rest of the day, purring away. Share away, people!