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Creepy Monkey Spy Camera Befriends Curious Baby Macaque

For the new PBS series Spy in The Wild 2 – The North, a wildlife documentary crew used a creepy-looking monkey spy camera to capture footage of Japanese macaques bathing in mountain hot springs. While on its mission, the robot monkey befriends a curious baby macaque for a brief time before its mother pulls it away from the stranger.

Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera

The UK's Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls "taking out" the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast.

The 19-Year-Old Who Shot Spy Camera Street Photos in the 1890s

Carl Størmer was a Norwegian mathematician and physicist who's best known for number theory and studying auroras. Aside from his intellectual pursuits, Størmer was also an avid street photographer. When he was a 19-year-old college student, he used a hidden spy camera to shoot street photos in Norway in the 1890s.

Billboard Uses Tire Screeching Sounds to Photograph Terrified Jaywalkers

An unusual billboard was recently set up at a crosswalk in France to promote pedestrian safety. Whenever a pedestrian was detected crossing while the "red man" light was on, the billboard would emit a loud tire screeching sound. A camera built into the billboard would then capture the terrified face of the jaywalker.

Photographer Wants to End Discrimination Against High-End Camera Gear

Photographer Jason Lanier is on a mission to end "discrimination against photographers." He just posted the video above showing two encounters he recently had with law enforcement while doing a photo shoot in San Francisco. In both cases, the officials noticed his "nice" camera and high-end equipment and questioned him to see if he was shooting commercially without a proper permit (which can cost hundreds of dollars).

The First Photo of an Execution by Electric Chair

The photograph above has been called the most famous tabloid photo of the 1920s. It's the first photo showing an execution by electric chair, and was captured by photographer Tom Howard at the execution of Ruth Snyder back on January 12, 1928.

Ring Cam: An Engagement Ring Box with a Built-In Camera for Capturing Proposals

People come up with all kinds of ways to capture photos and videos of themselves popping the big question, from hiring a photographer, to recruiting a friend, to hiding a camera themselves. For those who want a more direct way to shoot a proposal, there's new product called the Ring Cam. It's an engagement ring box with a built-in camera that captures your big moment from the ring's point of view.

Victorian Era Detective Cameras and the Birth of Privacy Concerns

It's more or less a given these days that cameras are everywhere and privacy is a quaint notion from the past. But it turns out that people were already starting to feel that way in the 1880s, when advancing technology allowed the production of cameras small and fast enough to be hidden by the user and produce shots of unprecedented candidness.

Groom Wears Glasses Camera to Capture Wedding from His Point of View

When technology and marketing director Michael Kammes got married to the love of his life earlier this year, he wanted to capture some footage from a unique perspective that most people don't get to see: the groom's. Using a 1080p keychain camera, he created what may be the first ever pair of groom point-of-view hidden camera glasses.

The video above are the highlights of the footage, captured throughout the ceremony and reception.

Man Asks Strangers If He Can Instagram the Food They’re Eating

One of the stereotypes that has become associated with Instagram users (and smartphone shooters in general) is that they're obsessed with snapping photos of their food. YouTube channel Hungry decided to see how people would react when this obsession is taken too far. They sent a Instagram photographer to random strangers and had him ask if he could photograph their food. Cameras were placed nearby to document their reactions to the strange request.

Designer Uses Special Hidden Camera to Film a Journey Through the Mail

Industrial and interaction designer Ruben van der Vleuten always wondered what happens to a package when you sent it in the mail. From A to B is his way of answering that question; a short film shot with a home-made hidden camera that he attached to the inside of a box and then shipped.

Man Uses a Canon 5D Mark II as a Secret Video Camera in North Korea

When's the last time you saw some amateur video shot from inside North Korea? There's a good chance the answer is never, given how secretive the country is and how tight the policies are for what outsiders are allowed to do. Photojournalist Steve Gong, however, captured some really high quality video from inside the country using a Canon 5D Mark II.