The art of photography is now almost 200 years old, and from pretty much the beginning people have wanted to take photographs of animals. The first animal photo is believed to have been of a cow back in 1842, but since 1906 National Geographic has been publishing photographs of the natural world in its wild state. Most animal photographers will tell you the secret is to be patient and wait for just the right moment to get a picture of the animal you are looking for. But sometimes wild animals can turn things around and give the photographer an incredible surprise. From an over friendly lion to the cheetah who wants to learn all about cameras, here’s 15 Times Wild Animals Surprised Photographers!