A holidaymaker got a bit more than he bargained for after trying to take a coy photograph of music legend Elton John.
The American traveller was trying to secretly snap the 68-year-old British icon while out for lunch at the Elk Camp Restaurant in the high-end ski resort Aspen in Colorado.
However, rather than shying away from the camera, tracksuit-clad Elton threw a cheeky grin at the lens and helped create a truly memorable snap.
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Zoom in closer tiny dancer: A holidaymaker got a bit more than he bargained for after trying to take a coy photograph of Elton John
The hilarious image was then posted to social network Reddit and image sharing website Imgur by the unnamed man’s sister on December 31. It has since received over 1.5 million likes and hundreds of comments.
The woman revealed that her brother was holidaying with his wife when he spotted the legend dining with his partner David Furnish, 53, and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah.
The couple didn’t want to disturb the megastar’s meal so they decided to take a sneaky picture instead.
‘I wasn’t there’s but he and his wife didn’t want to bug him. If I was there I’d probably also just let him be,’ the man’s sister wrote on Imgur. ‘He said it was pretty obvious he [Elton] was getting his picture taken. Nice of him to smile.’
Undercover: The American traveller was trying to secretly snap the 68-year-old British icon while out for lunch at the Elk Camp Restaurant in the high-end ski resort Aspen in Colorado
Here he is! Rather than shying away from the camera tracksuit-clad Elton threw a cheeky grin at the lens and helped create a truly memorable snap
Family fun: Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish continued to pack in the memorable moments from their jet-setting family sojourn on Tuesday, when they shared some sweet snaps on Instagram
A waitress at the luxury eatery known as aegonix, came on to the thread to comment that staff were told ‘some high-profile people were coming in’ and had asked to remain ‘discreet’.
‘It seems to have worked, because this is the first I’ve heard that Sir Elton John was in my restaurant,’ she commented.
One fan said it was ‘really cool that he ended up doing this for the picture’ while another joked, ‘zoom in closer tiny dancer’.
Meanwhile, Elton and his husband David have been sharing some memorable moments from their jet-setting family sojourn of their own.
Giving their combined 294,400 Instagram followers a sneakpeak into the Furnish-John family’s most recent trip, the couple delightedly posed with their boys.
In one snap Rocket Man hit-maker Elton can be seen beaming brightly as he stands at the entrance to a chairlift, joined by the adorable tots.
The chart-topping star can be seen smiling as he stands alongside Zachary, five, and 23-month-old Elijah.
Hitting the slopes: Taking to their respective social media accounts, the 68-year-old singer and his 53-year-old partner shared a number of photos of themselves and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah
Winter wonder: Giving their combined 294,400 followers a sneak-peak into the Furnish-John family’s most recent trip, the couple delightedly posed with their two son
Wearing a warm brown quilted jacket, a pair of jogging bottoms and some snowboots, the Oscar-winning singer also sports a Burberry scar and his trademark sunglasses.
His and David’s young boys, on the other hand, look ready for action – with both youngsters dressed up in warm winter clothing.
Elton captioned the shot: ‘Here in the snow with our beautiful boys. @davidfurnish #ShareTheLove.’
Meanwhile David shared a shot himself and Zachary having a cuddle on the slopes, withe the producer and documentary maker beaming proudly at the camera.
Sat on the piste with his eldest son, David and the youngster have both clearly been whizzing around the slopes – with Zachary sporting skis and David strapped to a snowboard.
Wearing their respective gear for the slopes, both father and son look to be having a wail of a time.
Captioning the shot, David proudly gushed about his son’s abilities, writing: ‘Today was a landmark day in the Furnish-John household. Our son graduated from the kid’s ski run to take his very first proper grown-up ski run!! @eltonjohn #sharethelove.’
Last week, the happily family were spotted enjoying a day out at Disneyland in Anaheim.