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Crested Black Macaque Monkey Named As News Of The World Editor

WHEN wildlife photographer David Slater left his camera on a trip to North Sulawesi, Indonesia, one of a group of crested black macaque monkeys took this self-portrait. Says David:

“One of them must have accidentally knocked the camera and set it off because the sound caused a bit of a frenzy. At first there was a lot of grimmacing with their teeth because it was probably the first time they had ever seen a reflection. 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.”

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Posted: 6th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comments (10)