All photos courtesy of Greg Snell
We want this guy's job
Canadian adventurer Greg Snell won Tourism Australia's "Best Job in the World" contest, and now he's working as a wildlife caretaker in South Australia.
In addition to cuddling with wombats, swimming with sea lions and cage-diving with great white sharks, Snell relates his experience firsthand through blog posts, photos and social media to inspire tourism in the region.
"This position is about visual story-telling, it's about actively engaging other travelers and locals alike, sharing experience and marketing the incredible opportunities available here in SA," Greg writes in his blog.
He's just over two months in — and his photos are already making the rest of the world jealous.
Prospect Hill, South Australia
An albino kangaroo named Jess rests at the Glen Forest Farm, near Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
An Australian sea lion basks in the sunshine at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
A great white shark jumps out of the water.
An Australian sea eagle at the Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroos lounge at sunset on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
A koala and its joey at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Kangaroo Island. This sight a familiar one to Snell at this point — he says on his Facebook page that he wakes up to "kangaroos in the front yard and koalas in the trees" outside of his cabin in Cleland Conservation Park.
A happy kangaroo at the Glen Forest Farm near Port Lincoln.
Adorable New Zealand fur seal pups at the West Island Conservation Park, just outside Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
A lioness at the Monarto Zoo near South Australia's capital city, Adelaide.
Snellings Beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
A palm cockatoo at the Adelaide Zoo.
A typical Instagram snapshot: Feeding a chameleon at Adelaide Zoo.
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