Curious monkey takes control of photographer’s camera

Posted by Elise Kirsten on 18 July 2019

A curious Sulawesi crested macaque, or the crested black macaque, was filmed by Danish biologist and photographer Mogens Trolle as it took over control of his camera in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The inquisitive primate looks for a moment like he is hard at work, swivelling the camera and adjusting the angle before he loses interest and scampers off to rejoin his troop.

‘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,’ says Trolle.

According to the University of Wisconson’s National Primate Research Centre,’Wild crested black macaques are found only on two islands in Indonesia. They are restricted to the tip of the northeastern-most peninsula of Sulawesi and on an island 345 miles from Sulawesi, Pulau Bacan, where they were introduced by humans in 1867.’


Featured image: Wikimedia

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