Monkeys take photos with camera stolen from photographer David Slater

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An inquisitive monkey became fascinated with his reflection in a camera - and this is the result. Picture: Picture Media

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David Slater camera monkeys

Photographer David Slater was visiting an Indonesian national park when monkeys took his camera. Picture: Picture Media

  • Monkeys pinch photographer's camera
  • Use camera to take hundreds of pictures
  • It was amazing to watch - photographer

SNAP happy monkeys have commandeered a wildlife photographer's camera and taken hundreds of photos.

The crested black macaques were obviously not content with just stealing wallets and food from tourists' pockets.

Photographer David Slater set his camera up on a tripod to take some shots of the “not so clever” monkeys. He left the equipment for mere moments and when he returned one of the animals was monkeying around with it.

He told The Guardian: "They were quite mischievous, jumping all over my equipment. One hit the button. 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.

But then the animals seemed to settle down.

"He must have taken hundreds of pictures by the time I got my camera back."

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mark page said...

I've heard that it's been entered into the latest round of HEY HOT SHOT.

marcus doyle said...

Then it is sure to win...
Hope all is well.