This is certainly a holiday with a difference


It’s not unusual for someone to take a selfie when they are on holidays. In fact, in this day and age it would be quite weird to not take one – what are you hiding?!

However, Forest Galante has taken it to a whole new level. Not only is he travelling around the globe introducing himself to some of the world’s most dangerous animals, he is also taking a selfie with them. We think he is bonkers too!

The 26-year-old, who hails from California, has taken pictures of himself holding an anaconda, giving a crocodile a kiss and freediving with bull sharks to name a few.

The Californian has had some pretty scary encounters on his adventures and has even survived a plane crash. However, that wasn’t the scariest moment for him – “Freediving with bull sharks in a tiny boat 140 miles off the coast of Texas during an inbound hurricane was extremely intense – probably one of the scariest things I've done.”

There have been some pretty incredible highs though including feeding a giant tortoise. The biologist said: “Some of my favourites would be Palau in Micronesia for the most iconic oceanic life imaginable and Andisabe in Madagascar for its unusual animals.”