Video: World's first octopus photographer!


An octopus at an aquarium in New Zealand has been given an underwater camera so that she can take pictures of her visitors, rather than the other way around.

Rambo is a resident at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Aukland, where she has been trained to use the new toy — a waterproof Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX30 — which turns her into the world's first octophotographer.

Apparently it took just three attempts to teach Rambo how to work the camera, which is placed in her tank inside a special casing with a red tentacle-friendly plunger over the shutter button.

There's a special backdrop opposite her tank where visitors can stand and if she wants to take their photo she just swims across and pushes the plunger on the camera.

She even gets paid at the equivalent of £1 a picture, making her a true professional!

Watch her at work in the video below.

 

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