If you want to promote tourism in your country, it never hurts to have native animals as cute as wombats and kangaroos in your promotional corner.
Those animals, along with a photobombing butterfly, were judged the most successful boosters of Australia, in the recent "G'Day USA" contest run by Tourism Australia and Qantas. The competition sought the best pictures and videos used by members of the country's tourism industry to depict Australia as a superior holiday destination. The animals even beat out film actor Chris Hemsworth and a famous war memorial, as news.com.au notes.
Symbio Wildlife Park took best overall winner of the contest for this video of a photo shoot for a koala that quickly became a photo shoot for an attention-hungry butterfly. The butterfly perched on the koala's nose, the latter becoming increasingly puzzled by the experience. The footage garnered 38 million combined views on Symbio and UNILAD's social media channels and an equally boisterous reaction on Tourism Australia's Facebook page: