Smile! You’re on Cottage Life camera

How many shots does it take to get one where everyone has their eyes open and looking good? Apparently it’s a lot easier for animals than for humans, because these photos were caught on camera with just one click.

We pulled a selection of entries from Cottage Life readers that showcase some stellar photographers who managed to capture animals that we swear are smiling for the candid camera—a near impossible feat!

If you’re looking for other animals that will make you smile, check out our new weekly roundup featuring the funniest and most heartwarming social media posts.