Most animals are incredibly cute, but when you get up close and personal, it's like a weird mathematics equation: The closer you get, the more adorable they are.
From baby camels and hedgehogs to jumping spiders and tree frogs, it's hard to resist the magnetism of critters, especially from this viewpoint.
With the help of some in-your-face photography, these images are guaranteed to make you grin.
This otter has a touch of snow stuck to his nose. (Photo: Eric Kilby/flickr)
These Maltese-Shih Tzu puppies are just a week old. (Photo: Wayne Silver/flickr)
When you get this close to a llama, you could mistake it for an alpaca — or vice versa. (Photo: Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock)
This tree frog sure looks like he's smiling. (Photo: Linas T/Shutterstock)
What's cuter? A bunny's nose or its ears? (Photo: Pressmaster/Shutterstock)
Little pink nose ... gorgeous eyes … we’re smitten! (Photo: Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)
This baby hedgehog is a ball of quills. (Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock)
A baby sea lion takes a nap in the Galapagos Islands. (Photo: Fotos593/Shutterstock)
Look close in the reflection of this bonnet macaque's eyes and you can see the photographer and a lighthouse. (Photo: Denis Shevyakov/Shutterstock)
This great horned owl means business. (Photo: jadimages/Shutterstock)
Up close, you can look into (some) of this jumping spider's eyes. (Photo: Ehab Edward/Shutterstock)
This baby camel's eyes look gentle from any angle. (Photo: Radka Tesarova/Shutterstock)
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