Vain Monkey Steals Cam To Take Adorable Self-Portraits

If you need any further proof that we're related to monkeys, behold: they're just as cunning and self-obsessed as we are! British photog David Slater was snapping some Indonesian macaques, when they nabbed his camera. And one started photographing itself.

Slater tells The Telegraph that the little guy was probably captivated by its own image, reflected in the camera's lens. This sufficiently freaked out the tiny primates: "They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button." And then everything changed. "The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. At first it scared the rest of them away but they soon came back - it was amazing to watch." This 2001: A Space Odyssey moment yielded hundred of self-shots, although most were too blurry to keep (amateur!). Unfortunately the macaques were a few evolutionary steps short of changing their default Facebook photos. [Telegraph]

Photo: David Slater/Caters

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    Wow, that's awesome! Bad thing is models are going to hire monkeys rather than me to take their photos.

      Or, magazines are going to start hiring monkeys to be the models, and take the photos!

      They'll only have to pay them in bananas

        "start hiring"? clearly you have not put foot inside a publishing studio. ;)

        Have you seen how much bananas are at the moment!?!

          No, but I know they cause atheists to wake screaming in the middle of the night from nightmares about them.

    That is awesome!

    Chimpanzee that!

    best pics for his facebook account, if he owns one :P :D

    This could be like a new angel on nature docos! Let the animals do all the work!

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