Follow more quokkas: http://www.instagram.com/quokkahub How to take quokka selfies. A lot of people want to meet the happiest animal in the world because of their beautiful smile.
In this video I show you how to use both a DSLR and smartphone. The smartphone is great because it’s smaller, portable and doesn’t scare the animal when your phone is beside them. The DSLR, for now, can take better quality photos, but it’s heavier, less portable and can sometimes scare the animal. Some animals run away when I take out my DSLR. Maybe the animal is thinking “What is this crazy loud black box you’re sticking in my face”
For learning to capture the best photos start with your phone so you can watch the screen in selfie mode. I believe most people are already professionals at selfies so including an animal will be a new challenge for them.
For advanced people, the phones back camera is better quality so a real challenge is taking selfies with the phone flipped around. Blind selfies, but better quality photos.
For great animal selfies, it actually comes down to the amount of time and energy you have to find and hang out with animals. I would usually travel very far to meet them and lie on the ground to build their trust.
Timing is also important. Sunrise and sunset are usually the best times as the animals are in a more relaxed state. This is also when most people would be busy sleeping or eating dinner. While everyone is busy eating and sleeping I’m out taking animal selfies.
The best camera is the one you already have, so give it a try and experiment. Start with your own pet or one of your friends. It helps to have a wide angle lens.
Once you’re right beside the quokka it’s all about slow steady movements so you don’t scare them.
Location: Rottnest Island, Western Australia
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Awww they are so adorable and cute I love them quokkas ????????
Well u are just about has cute as these lil guys. I just saw one for the first time. I fell in love with those lil smile thank you!
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I am planning to go to Rottnest Island tomorrow, can n’t wait to have a selfie with the happiest animal in the world
You are cute
Now Peta will put a lawsuit against this guy and ruin his life ??
I tried this. I got bitten on the head. Check my channel lmao
Is this about the Quokka or about the damn phone?
Maybe it is a Pokemon
Any 1 Still watch this in june ?
Holy shit is this guy annoying.
An Irishman in Australia taking selfies with quokkas. Amazing.
What's cuter than a quokka? Uh… that would be YOU! ?
ahaha even when we want to selfie, w must go to gym after all ????
they're so cute omg in shook
At first I was like WHAT IS QUOKKA? It looks like a baby kangaroo. Google Now I know
My note 9 camera's shutter button can move anywhere I want it on the screen lol
Ur featured on 9GAG
So cute ?
Hey Daxon, I’m looking for some advice to potentially create awareness of some of the animals we’ve rescued which now includes 11 Bengal tigers we’ve rescued from private collections. Message me if this gets to you. Keep up the good work
Hey Daxxon, I’m looking for some advice to potentially create awareness of some of the animals we’ve rescued which now includes 11 Bengal tigers we’ve rescued from private collections. Message me if this gets to you. Keep up the good work
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