Who knew primates had photography skills? A monkey stole a wildlife photographer’s camera, and then started taking pictures of himself, even smiling in the photos. The crested black macaque monkey (black ape) swiped the camera and took self-portraits at arms length, like you’d see on a 15-year old girl’s Facebook page.
It happened when wildlife photographer David Slater was visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, he left his camera unattended and a crested black macaque monkey grabbed it and proceeded take Facebook-style monkey self-portraits. Who knew “black apes” took pictures? It’s actually a decent monkey self-portrait!
If you’re curious, I found out some interesting facts about these inquisitive monkeys below:
- Some crested black macaque facts:
- They’re promiscuous - with both males and females mating multiple times with multiple partners
- They live in groups, and tend to either be all males or be 4:1 females to males.
- Their diet is 70% fruits
- They’re extremely rare and critically endangered
- They’re found in Sulawesi, an island in Indonesia, and some tiny islands near it