Animals Taking Selfies That Will Make You Smile

The art of taking selfies has officially been adopted by the animal kingdom, and it's one of the most hilarious things going viral right now. From zoo residents to family pets, these animals are posing, smiling, and even grouping up for the camera. The resulting photos are both adorable and fascinating, as they provide a window into the private lives of the wild's most mysterious creatures.

While it's possible to make pets take selfies by touching a smartphone screen, for more exotic animals, a clever method was created. It's called camera trapping, which means the photo is taken when the animal touches or approaches a motion-sensing device near the lens. It's a totally safe and non-invasive trick, and it captures even the most dangerous predators in candid, sincerely funny moments.

One mischievous monkey in Indonesia caused a scandal with her selfie in 2014 after she got her hands on a British photographer's equipment. The images were stunning, and lead to several heated court cases over their true author and copyright holder. It was finally determined that the monkey - a gorgeous Celebes crested macaque - took the pictures herself, making them public domain. Now everyone can freely enjoy her irresistible toothy grin.

Take a look at some of the best animal selfies making their way around the web right now, and while you're at it, double-check that your own furbaby hasn't run off with your phone.

#1 Selfie With The Crew

#2 Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It

#3 Chillin' With The Gang

#4 Omg Quokka!

#5 My Cousin Wanted A Selfie With A Kangaroo

#6 I Woke Up Like This

#7 Beautiful Husky

#8 Tufted Titmouse Selfie

#9 But First Let Me Take A Selfie

#10 Bella Takes A Selfie

#11 Mondays

#12 Horse Selfie

#13 Selfie With Kids

#14 Selfie Time

#15 BFF Selfie Time

#16 Lion Selfie

#17 Caught Our Husky Taking Selfies In Bed

#18 Selfieeee

#19 Selfie Level: Highly Concerned

#20 Charlie The Sea Otter Takes A Selfie In The Exhibit

#21 BFF Selfie Time

#22 Just Hanging Wif My Friends

#23 Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie

#24 Rabbit Selfie

#25 I Found A Series Of Selfies On My Camera. The Milk Teeth Aren't Helping

#26 Fresh Out Of The Shower, No Makeup, Selfie!

#27 Kitten Selfie: The Very Best Kind Of Selfie

#28 "Lol Just Me Cooking In The Kitchen"

#29 Selfie Time

#30 Bae Caught Me Slippin

#31 It Was Our First Attempt At "Selfie Sunday"

#32 Cat Takes Selfie To Prove He Is Being Abused

#33 Selfie! Deffo Got My Best Side

#34 It's A Selfie

#35 Monday Morning Selfie

#36 Smile!

#37 I Met This Little Guy Today, But First He Took A Selfie

#38 It’s An Instagram Koala Takeover!

#39 Baby Sloth Selfie

#40 What Cat?

#41 Tried To Take A Selfie With My Dog. Turned Out Great

#42 Elephant Selfie

#43 Cat Wanted To Take A Selfie

#44 When You Take A Picture And The Selfie Cam Surprises You

#45 So Today I Was Taking A Photo Of A Litter Of One Week Old Puppies When I Got Photobombed By My Other Dog

#46 This Little Goober's Selfie

#47 Let A Sloth Take A Selfie On My Phone In The Amazon

#48 Kangaroo Selfie

#49 Taught My Chickens How To Selfie

#50 Come On Guys Lets Take A Selfie, Say Cheese

#51 Pug Selfie

#52 Snapcat

#53 It Looks Like My Dog Is Taking A Selfie Of Him And My Wife In This Pic

#54 Hmmm. Looks Like Someone Could Really Use A Pair Of Sunnies At The Moment

#55 My Cat Upped Her Selfie Game

#56 Excited Dog And His Friend

#57 But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

#58 Sloth Taking A Selfie

#59 Gizmo! Stop Taking Pictures Of Yourself Like Those Girls On Facebook

#60 Takin' A Selfie

#61 Golia Selfie

#62 My Dog, The Derp

#63 My Cat Took A Selfie

#64 Kangaroo Selfie

#65 I Can't Decide If He Is The Most Interesting Dog Or The Happiest Dog Ever

#66 When You Sneak A Quick Selfie On Your Girls Phone

#67 Tiger Selfie

#68 How Do I Look?

#69 I Took A Selfie With My Main Dude

#70 When My Dog Wants To Do A Selfie While My Cat Wants Nothing To Do With It

#71 This Emu Is Definitely Not A Coward

#72 When You Accidentally Open Your Front Camera

#73 No Make Up Today

#74 Just Taking A Selfie

#75 My Dog Took A Selfie

#76 I Need A Selfie Stick

#77 Dog Selfie And Photobomb

#78 I Met A Raccoon On The Beach And He Took A Selfie

#79 Dog Selfie

#80 Cheese

#81 The Cutest, Most Awkward 100 Lbs One-Eye Boerboel Selfie You Will Probably Ever See

#82 Best Selfie Ever

#83 Doggo Selfie Time

#84 Casual Selfie

#85 I Dropped My Phone And My Chicken Took A Selfie

#86 My Dog Doing His Selfie Thing

#87 Selfie Queen

#88 The Classic Selfie Eko Took

#89 Little Monkey-Selfie

#90 Hello There!

#91 Who Wore It Better Wednesday

#92 Best Cat Selfie

#93 Selfie With A Kangaroo

#94 Dat Selfie, Doe

#95 My Dog Took A Selfie On His iPaw

#96 A Monkey Stole My Go Pro While I Was In Indonesia. It Seems That He Fully Adapted To The Selfie Culture

#97 Her First Attempt At A Selfie

#98 Quokka Selfie

#99 Quokka Selfie

#100 A Great Selfie From My Girlfriend's Dog