As most any anthropologist will tell you, it's impossible to observe a subject during fieldwork without influencing their behavior, at least subtly.
Animals Interrupting Wildlife Photographers Is Our New Favorite Thing [17 PHOTOS]
Anchored around animals interrupting wildlife photographers (both politely and, well, rudely), the heartwarming photochain effectively flipped the traditional script, turning the photographers into the photographee.
Just call it, oh, camera adorbscura (feel free to steal that one, you're welcome).
From foxes and cheetahs to meerkats and seals, the image set revealed a more intimate and playful connection between the curious critters and their would-be documentarians.
Curated by @Polychromantium, a Denver-based writer and poet, the gallery caught fire previously with members of the wildlife community and was shared on Twitter where it quickly tallied more than 127,000+ shares and was anointed with the platform's official editorial badge of virality, a peg on the its coveted Moments vertical.