PIC: Turtle performs most hilarious animal photobomb ever!

2015-04-23 16:16
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Cape Town - While posing for a photograph at Apos Island in the Philippines, a blogger and his friends were blessed with the most hilarious, cute and wonderful animal photo-bomb of all time.

At the very moment the shutter went off, a green sea turtle popped up from under the water and peered into the lens with a beady eye.

When Diuvs De Jesus from Adventures Ni Kulot saw the amazing capture he did what any good social media practitioner and blogger would do and shared it with the world. 

In his post about the incident, he wrote: "This shallow area in Apo Island, Negros Oriental, Philippines is a feeding ground for sea turtles. Just like what my friend Genesis said, this is a reminder that humans and creatures like this gentle pawikan can co-exist."

Check out the image shared on Instagram below:

While the turtle might be the latest (and, we think, greatest) limelight loving creature to pop onto our screens, it is by no means the first. 

Banff squirrel

The animal photobombing trend actually seems to date back to May 2009 when a curious golden-mantled ground squirrel popped up at the very moment a couple had set their camera's self-timer for in Canada's Banff National Park.

Recognising the greatness, the couple submitted the image to National Geographic's weekly 'Your Shot' and within no time it went viral and has since come to be known as the Banff Squirrel



Three years later another hilarious holiday snap went viral when a young woman posted a photograph of herself and two friends being photobombed by an overzealous stingray. The three women look absolutely terrified as the seemingly smiley creature envelops them in its wings. 

Marmot wants Greenpeace's attention

Then last year a nosy marmot went and spoiled Greenpeace's attempt to take a time lapse video of the beautiful Glacier National Park in Montana by sticking his nose right into the camera lens. 

Greenpeace posted the following on their blog:

"We planned to film a time lapse of this beautiful place. But one resident of Glacier National Park had other ideas… Timelapse? Nope. Instead, this marmot decided to give the best photobomb in Greenpeace history."

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