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 hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The side-splitting images show the impala twisting and turning its head clearly satisfied as the talented Oxpecker works its magic.

he hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The oxpecker giving the impala a massage

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Mogens Trolle, from Denmark, snapped the incredible moment in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

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.

The impala really enjoying the massage

The impala really enjoying the massage

“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.

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

He has a real passion for zoology and was amazed to see human characteristics in the impala’s behaviour.

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

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 hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

The hilarious images show the oxpecker giving the impala a massage

“The pictures look great and I’m really proud looking back at them.”