Tourists regularly put themselves in precarious situations with wild animals.
So we shouldn't be too surprised when drama unfolds.
And yet, as these photos sourced from around the world prove, we almost always are.
One guest at a Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya looks suitably unnerved when a cheetah crawls into his safari vehicle and peers down at him inquisitively.
And you can't blame the horrified man in the park who is fleeing the attack of a sizeable swan, or the ranger being chased by a moose.
In an ode to wild creatures striking back at their spectators, we have rounded up some of the most amusing and perturbing encounters ever captured between man and beast.