Fancy a massage? These are the hilarious photographs of an impala getting a head massage from an oxpecker
Fancy a massage? These are the hilarious photographs of an Impala getting a head massage from an Oxpecker.
The side-splitting images show the impala twisting and turning its head clearly satisfied as the talented Oxpecker works its magic.
Zoologist and wildlife photographer Mogens Trolle, from Denmark, snapped the incredible moment in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
He said: “I’ve never seen anything like it!
“The way the impala was reacting was so funny – he seemed to be really enjoying it.
“Everyone who was there was laughing – the faces he pulled were absolutely hysterical.”
Mogens, 46, took these pictures in October 2015 and has also published a field guide to the wildlife of Africa.
He has a real passion for zoology and was amazed to see human characteristics in the impala’s behaviour.
Mogens said: “It really cheered me up!
“Yes, it was a hilarious moment but it was great to see animals interacting as humans do.
“The pictures look great and I’m really proud looking back at them.”