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Selfie-Taking Macaque Makes a Monkey Out of Photographer Published: August 6, 2014

A selfie-happy Indonesian jungle crested black macaque is costing a British nature photographer an unknown— but likely very high– amount of money. According to The Washington Post, The Wikimedia Foundation refuses to pay for use of David Slater’s pristine monkey images because he’s not the one who pushed the shutter.

David Slater was reportedly following a group of the monkeys in 2011 when one of the animals took his camera and snapped hundreds of pictures, including many up-close images of itself smiling and some more featuring another monkey and Slater in the background, The Boston Globe reports.


Hilarious as the photos are, they could potentially be very valuable, and Slater is not being paid for their use on Wikimedia Commons.

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