If Wildlife Took Selfies…A New Series on Instagram

photoSince 2010, Instagram, the social network that allows users to share photographs easily with their friends and followers has seen tremendous growth. The site now sees about 40 million photos posted daily and many of them are known as “selfies”.  A “selfie” is a self portrait that is usually taken at arms length and tends to follow these 5 rules

According to this BBC article, “A search on photo sharing app Instagram retrieves over 23 million photos uploaded with the hashtag #selfie, and a whopping 51 million with the hashtag #me.” People are sharing a LOT of selfies. Sometimes no one is around to take a photo for you and you just have to improvise.

It makes perfect sense for nature lovers to enjoy nature photos on Instagram, but shouldn’t wildlife have some action in the selfie space? I think yes.  What kind of selfies would they post? Well, for the next few weeks we’ll be sharing #wildlifeselfies created from photos donated by the National Wildlife Photo Contest entrants. We’re hoping you enjoy these  hilarious close up selfies as much as we have.