Spitting image: hilarious moment friends capture selfie with smiling camel

This camel clearly didn’t get the hump about having its picture taken after posing for a selfie.

Pictured joining in with the group photo, the hilarious photo shows the delighted desert dweller smiling happily for the camera.

Friends Maissra Sallah, Hossam Antikka and Karim Abdelaziz poses with the camel

Friends Maissra Sallah, Hossam Antikka and Karim Abdelaziz poses with the camel

Captured by friends Hossam Antikka, 20, Karem Abdelaziz, 22, and Misara Salah, 24, the group spent around half an hour feeding the camel before deciding to take a snap of their new found friend.

Taken in a neighbourhood in northern Giza, Egypt, photographer, Hossam, had no idea the camel had smiled for the camera until he he checked his camera.

Despite having a reputation for biting and spitting, it seems this camel was eager to a show a friendlier side by joining in the fun.

Since posting the image online, the funny photograph immediately went viral across social media channels around the world.

 

The friendly camel that posed for the picture

The friendly camel that posed for the picture

Hossam said: “It was a really nice camel, so I thought it was only right we should have a photo with it.

“We had been playing with it and feeding it shortly before I took the picture so I think it was happy to see us.

“It just happened by chance, we had no idea that the camel was smiling for the picture.

“It makes me feel so joyful every time I look at the picture, I think it is God’s way of rewarding me.

“Other people seem to like it too, they have commented on how the picture is so full happiness and positivity.

“I posted the picture on Facebook and went to bed but when I woke up the picture had gone viral.”

Hossam with another camel

Hossam with another camel