Wild animals are, well, wild. They have not been tamed and are not used to humans. They can often be dangerous, and many species see humans as prey.
That being said, working with wildlife is both risky and rewarding.
Dolph Volker is a volunteer at the Cheetah Experience in South Africa, where the population of these big cats are being preserved.
It can be a difficult job to capture the beauty of these gorgeous animals without getting shredded so this man tried different approach. He decided to lie in the grass and let this female come to him, but he never expected this would happen.
As dangerous as they can be, Cheetahs can also be extremely shy creatures who don’t take very well to human interruption in their daily lives.
But Dolph has been working for months to gain the confidence of these animals, and all of his hard work has paid off.