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Amazing self portrait

According to this story in the Animal Planet blog, a black macaque monkey took her own photographs after grabbing a camera left on the ground.

Self portrait
Self portrait. Copyright and photo credit: Unnamed female macaque monkey.

While visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, wildlife photographer David Slater inadvertently left his camera unattended. The camera soon attracted the attention of a female from a local group of black macaque monkeys. Fascinated by her reflection in the lens, she pressed the shutter button and captured the amazing self-portrait shown above.

Surprisingly, she did not “chimp” after taking the photo, proving, I guess, that macaques are more intelligent than chimps (and humans).

About copyright. Copyright normally belongs to the photographer, so if someone knows her name, please tell us so we can provide proper photo credit.

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