This squirrel wandered into a picture moment as Melissa Brandts and her husband set the timer on the camera to capture a scenic moment of themselves with the backdrop of the tranquil Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park in Canada. Little did they know this nosy little guy would step into the frame to check out the sounds the camera focus was making.

Mrs Brandts explained: 'We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intrigued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot. It was a once in a lifetime moment - we were laughing about this little guy for days!'

The image is so startling that, had it not ran on the prestigious National Geographic magazine's website, many might have assumed it had been digitally altered.

[Daily Mail]