You spend hours trying to get the perfect selfie; changing the lighting, trying out different angles and working on your best pouting pose and then an unknown ranger from Congo comes along and wipes the floor with you.
Meet Mathieu Shamavu, a park ranger at the Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo, who has taken social media by storm by posting a series of selfies with two mountain gorillas.
And it's not his proximity to these posing primates that has got people talking but the unusual stance that the gorillas have positioned themselves in.
But don't just take our word for it; check out these incredible images for yourself below.
Warning: This post contains a large amount of cuteness. Be prepared to say ahh a lot.
See we told you. Cuteness overload and we've only just got started.
As well as being home to several species of gorilla.
But thankfully this country takes conservation seriously.
It was one of the first protected areas in the whole of Africa.
Including an impressive 400 gorillas.
And thanks to the efforts of the park . . .
The park has a rich and diverse ecosystem.
Mount Nyiragongo can also be found there.
The park is cared for by 600 rangers.
But this can be particularly difficult as there is ongoing conflict in the area due to a lack of resources.
And unfortunately, tragic accidents still happen.
Three men have died since March this year already.
Poaching and animal trafficking are very big problems in Congo.
And another ranger was killed just a few days later by a force of nature.
And in early March, a brave ranger was killed protecting the park and the species within.
In fact, the risk to the rangers became so high last year that the park had to close temporarily.
But despite the risks, the rangers are as dedicated to the animals as ever.
These gorillas have to undergo a process called habituation.
This is a vital process in the conservation of the gorillas.
They even have a designated center for baby orphaned gorillas.
But the park depends on the generosity of strangers to keep going.
And it was with this in mind, that one of the park's rangers took to social media to share some special selfies to raise awareness of the park.
Ranger Mathieu Shamavu captured these incredible images.
The two gorillas featured in the pictures are in fact orphans themselves.
They were taken to the Senkwekwe Centre and brought up the rangers who they now think of as their parents.
According to the Deputy Director of Virunga, this is very unusual behavior.
The post was shared to the group Elite Anti-Poaching Units & Combat Trackers.
With former journalist and current UN worker Yvonne Ndge calling it the Selfie of the Year.
Selfie of the Year no question! An anti-Gorilla poaching Ranger in Virunga National Park, Congo! It’s going viral.… https://t.co/2sNxDIILDw— Yvonne Ndege (@Yvonne Ndege)1555780318.0