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Curious Monkey Tries Out Wildlife Photographer’s Camera


Danish biologist Mogens Trolle recently captured this charming video of a curious young monkey at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia who decided to give wildlife photography. Or, at least, that’s what it seems to be doing.

Obviously we’re anthropomorphizing a bit here, but the monkey really does seem to go beyond just groping at the Canon camera. As Trolle himself put it, “You see a youngster looking very much like a wildlife photographer standing behind my camera, looking into it, checking out the buttons, turning it around, just like I would myself when photographing.”

Lucky for Trolle, the monkey never did find a composition it liked well enough to actually take a photo. Last time a monkey got its hands on a DSLR and started snapping pictures, things got litigious

(via Laughing Squid)