A photographer tried to take some cat-like photos of apes in the forest, and finished up with hundreds of orangutan selfies.
Turns out that his camouflaged GoPro wasn’t as pointed as he thought, as one immature ape found the dark camera and used it to take some close-up shots of his own face.
And he looks flattering good.
Ian Wood hid the GoPro in the timberland in Borneo in the hopes of getting some close-up, wide-angle images of orangutans going about their business.
The camera was wirelessly related to his phone, so he could watch what was happening but disturbing the apes.
If an orangutan happened to find the camera, he thought, it would substantially just nip on it a bit before dispatch it.
‘So when a three-year-old orangutan picked it up, we was vacant at the turn of seductiveness he showed,’ Wood wrote in The Guardian.
The immature ape then tried to give it a punch (naturally) and pennyless the LCD screen.
After operative out that it didn’t ambience very good, he took it out his mouth and pulpy the categorical symbol – holding hundreds of selfies.
‘I watched by my iPhone which I’d connected to the camera by environment up a wifi connection,’ Wood continued.
‘After about 30 minutes, he ran off with it up a tree and we suspicion that was the last we would see of it.
‘Eventually he forsaken it and we was means to redeem my shop-worn – but still operative – camera.’