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This octopus knows how to operate a camera

Eight tentacles are better than one hand.


Rae Votta

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 11, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:32 am CDT

Meet the word’s first octographer. That’s an octopus who’s also a photographer.

Sony New Zealand released a video featuring a modified Sony Cyber-shot TX30 that allows for an octopus to take a picture of humans. In this case, it’s a class of adorable children posing for a portrait by an eight-tentacled sea-dweller.

Sure, this is a video designed to sell Sony cameras in New Zealand, but imagine a world of octographers everywhere. Octopaparazzi. If you haven’t had your picture taken by an octopus, you’re a nobody.

Screengrab via Sony New Zealand/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 11, 2015, 12:43 pm CDT