These squirrels share an intimate moment as they appear to be kissing before rubbing noses. After their special moment, the pair - only four months old - act bashfully as they hold their paws close to their faces.
During their loving embrace, the ground squirrels mirror each other and their bodies create a perfect symmetry.
Photographer Adele van Schalkwyk captured the moment in the Mata Mata rest camp in the Kgaligadi Transfrontier National Park in southern Africa. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.