Cuteness Break: Meet The ‘Quokka,’ World’s Happiest Animal On Instagram

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There’s a new selfie trend catching on lately, and it may be the cutest and happiest yet. Named the ‘Quokka Selfie’, individuals have been scrambling to snap a self-portrait with the cheerful-looking critter, which was once crowned the ‘world’s happiest animal’. You can also get in on the act by taking photos with the resident joyful animal of Rottnest Island, Western Australia, and hashtag your snaps with ‘#QuokkaSelfie’.

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Siberian Husky Goes For A Walk On A Frozen Lake

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This husky got to walk on the lake at the perfect time. The ice is still frozen but also clear enough so that you can see what’s underneath.

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Pussies Galore: Japan’s Cat Island May Have Reached Peak Cat

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Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Up In Rio Olympic Bay

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Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

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Photographer Vadim Trunov Captures a Cute Squirrel Photo-Shoot

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The Russian photographer Vadim Trunov, 30, captured the courting pair in the woods in Voronezh, Russia, where he lives. In the snowy forest outside of Voronezh in Russia, Trunov had subtly filed accessories and waited with his camera for a pair of a cute squirrels to play with.

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The Unlikely Friendship Of A Dog And An Owl

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Dogs may be man’s best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog’s special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond. Whether the duo is splashing in a creek, enjoying the evening light together, or cuddling beneath a blanket, it’s clear how much they enjoy each other’s company.

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Flint: The Cutest Pomeranian

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The owner of this cute little ball of fur Robin Yu says that Flint is always in a good mood and is very obedient.

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February 13 – 20, 2015: Animals

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White Bengal tiger cubs are pictured in the Xantus Janos Zoo of Gyor, 120 kms west of Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, February 19, 2015. The two cubs were born on Jan. 19, but their mother did not care for them, so the zoo keepers have to feed and raise them. (Photo by Csaba Krizsan/AP Photo/MTI)

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Penguins Huddling to Keep Chicks Warm in Antarctic Winds

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“Emperor penguins gathered together to keep their chicks warm in these incredible pictures. Marine scientist Frederique Oliver snapped the protective parents in Antarctica as they huddled against the huge winds. The adorable birds have to battle temperatures on -20 degrees Celsius as well as winds of up to 40 knots on the ice. In the adorable pictures they can be seen cuddling their fluffy chicks and circling around to keep their babies safe. Frederique first travelled to the region for research aged 23 and has been managing to snap the birds ever since.

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Dogs Know How To Live Better Than We Do

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A dog wearing sunglasses sits in a stroller before a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York February 12, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: Animals

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An emaciated young sea lion that was probably looking for food was rescued along a major boulevard in San Francisco, more than 1,000 feet from the ocean is seen in a cage at the the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups and yearlings are turning up on California beaches. What’s separating the animals, who should be nursing, from their mothers remains unclear. (Photo by AP Photo/National Park Service)

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A Tiger Temple in Thailand

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A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A News Conference for the Upcoming 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Poppet, a Bearded Collie, jumps through a hoop during an agility demonstration at a news conference for the upcoming 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York February 12, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: Animals

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Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, is held by the gloved hands of handler Ron Ploucha during the 129th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Monday, February 2, 2015. Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather. (Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

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Massive Starling Murmuration Sees Thousands Of Birds Fly Together Above Israel

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Migrating starlings fly in a formation near the southern Israeli town of Rahat February 2, 2015. The phenomenon, known as murmuration, is most common during the winter months. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

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