40 Cute Alpaca Photos That Will Make Your Day
From their fuzzy coats to their big eyes, you won't be able to stop mooning over these cute alpacas.
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An alpaca a day
An alpaca a day will certainly keep the doctor away if you’re looking for a cute and calming animal that’s sure to brighten your day. These fuzzy and fluffy animals, which are closely related to (but not the exact same!) as the llama, are not only adorable to look at but also provide affectionate companionship. I mean, what more could you want from cute camelids? We’re sure that this roundup of cute alpacas will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. After, make sure to check out the cutest animals in the world, cute animal pictures, and cute farm animals to keep the absolute adorableness going.
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This cute alpaca curiously looks at the camera. Did you know that alpacas are actually amazingly intelligent and alert to their surroundings? Just another reason to love them. Alpacas aren’t the only animals that like to ham it up for the camera; check out these cute photos of pigs, too.
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Or should we call them love alpacas? This dynamic duo shows just how affectionate these furry creatures really are. Here are some more adorable animal friendships caught on camera.
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The more, the merrier
This herd of alpacas is absolutely delightful with their matching fluffy white pelts and curious ears. Did you know that goats also like to travel in packs? Check out these funny goat pics to keep you kidding around.
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Look at the hair on this guy! This alpaca is too cool for school with his hair fringe covering his eyes. We must say, the hair in some of these cute sloth photos doesn’t disappoint, either.
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Follow the leader
This scenic photo showcases one alpaca following another set against a gorgeous mountain backdrop in their native Peru.
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This alpaca bares his teeth while chomping on a nice piece of hay. Who knew such adorable creatures could also be so funny?
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Just grazing out
These alpacas were caught grazing on a beautiful green hill in Glenorchy, New Zealand. Alpacas aren’t the only animals that like to graze in the grass; these super cute bunnies also know how it’s done.
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Welcome to Machu Picchu
This adolescent alpaca welcomes tourists to Machu Picchu in Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage site high up in the Andes mountains.
These two alpacas are smiling for the camera as they pose in their winter best.
This male alpaca is calling out to someone from his perch on the ground–to who, we wonder? We want in on this alpaca gossip.
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We can’t get enough of this alpaca’s stunning brown and white coloring.
Because really, who needs legs? Certainly not this furry friend, who tucks his legs underneath him while sitting so that he looks like a pseudo-caterpillar.
Bad hair day
This alpaca must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. But hey, he still looks cute!
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All in the family
We can’t get enough of these mother-baby duos (what is it about baby animals that make them so irresistible?). These two sit side by side in the grass.
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Let there be light
A baby alpaca snuggles up against his mother in this dramatically lit scene.
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We hope this alpaca’s head doesn’t get too big for its britches! But seriously—this is a pretty funny animal picture in addition to being adorable.
This baby alpaca is dressed to the nines in traditional Peruvian garb. Speaking of baby animals—have you ever seen what a baby turtle looks like? We’ll say you’re welcome in advance.
While at first glance these alpacas may look like they shouldn’t be messed with, we all know the truth—that alpacas are some of the most docile and friendly creatures on the planet. Did you know that ferrets are also affectionate and playful? These cute ferret pics may make you start looking for a new pet.
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Run like the wind
These young alpacas were spotted frolicking in a field outside of Bend, Oregon. Look at how much fun they’re having!
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This alpaca may take the cake for the coolest hairdo. We think his friends agree.
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This adorable baby alpaca wants to know who you are—but perhaps more importantly, if you have snacks.
Eye see you
This alpaca is the picture of stealth as he looks up at the camera from behind a fence.
These alpacas are looking ready for a night on the town in their spiffy bowties. Who knew alpacas cleaned up so nicely?
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This dark brown Suri alpaca smiles for the camera while showing off his shock of white hair.
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Two is better than one
And this is especially true when it comes to adorable alpacas. Bring them on, we say!
Smile with me
There’s just something about this picture that we absolutely love, from the soft smile on the alpaca’s face to his fluffy hair to his calm demeanor. Now, check out some of the most strikingly beautiful animal photos of all time.